Mathilde de Morny (1863 - 1944) was a French noblewoman, artist and transgender figure. Her father was the half-brother of Napoleon III, whilst her mother may have been the illegitimate daughter of Nicholas I of Russia - this made her great-grand-daughter of both Talleyrand and empress Joséphine.. Her extravagant conduct made her a celebrity of the Belle Époque.
Liane de Pougy (1869-1950), Folies Bergere dancer. Lover of cocaine and heroin, she trained as an actress with Sarah Bernhardt and was lesbian lovers with writer Natalie Barney. She married Prince Georges Ghika in 1920, and, after the death of her son in WWI, became a nun, Sister Anne-Mary, devoted to the care of children with birth defects.