Daily Archives: 25 November 2010

Bella da Costa Greene

“Bella da Costa Greene was small and slender, her dainty figure squeezed even thinner into the wasp-waisted corsets of the period’s fashion… She was beautiful as she was brilliant, although her beauty was usually qualified as exotic or unusual. With a cloud of dark hair and huge eyes, olive skin, and a proud carriage, she dressed elegantly and conducted herself with pose and dignity beyond her apparently youthful age.”

She burned all her papers near the end of her life – a romantic and extravagant gesture for a romantic and extravagant woman.

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