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Marchesa Luisa Casati, 1912 // Photo by Adolf de Meyer. | Characters based on Casati were played by Vivien Leigh in La Contessa (1965) and by Ingrid Bergman in the movie A Matter of Time (1976).

Luisa, Marchesa Casati Stampa di Soncino had wax figure mannequins made, had them seated at her dining room table, used the ashes of former lovers in the making of her mannequins. AUGH, my automatonophobia/pediophobia has hit its all time high!


la Casati by Baron Adolph de Meyer (Luisa Adele Rosa Maria von Amman)