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Luisa Casati, photographer unknown, 1920′s

Marchesa Luisa Casati - Those famous Casati eyes. Probably more in style in the early with silent films. Once the "talkies" came in, such harsh eye makeup became passé

Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Casati Stampa di Soncino,marquesa de Roma, neè Amman

Luisa Casati as the Empress Theodora, Rome, photographer unknown 1905

Luisa dressed as Cesare Borgia, photographer unknown, 1925

Marchesa Luisa Casati dressed as 'Cesare Borgia' - 1925 - Watsonette

Luisa Casati, photographer unknown 1905

Marchesa Luisa Casati in Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early century Europe. As the concept of dandy was expanded to include women, the Marchesa Casati fitted the utmost female example by saying: "I want to be a living work of art".

Actress Madge Bellamy (1899-1990), date unknown.

Madge Bellamy (June 1899 – January was an American film actress who was a popular leading lady in the and early Films became overwhelmingly popular in the

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Marchesa Luisa Casati - 1913 - Costume designed by Paul Poiret - Watsonette

Marchesa Luisa Casati, as Empress Theodora - 1905

Marchesa Luisa Casati, as Empress Theodora - 1905

Marchesa Luisa Casati, 1922 by Man Ray

Marchesa Luisa Casati - 1922 - Photo by Man Ray - Watsonette

Marchesa Luisa Casati - 1905 "A celebrity and femme fatale, the marchesa's famous eccentricities dominated and delighted European society for nearly three decades. Her soirées were legendary. Casati collected a menagerie of exotic animals, and patronized fashion designers such as Fortuny and Poiret. Later, when she had lost her immense wealth, the marchesa retired to England, spending her last years in London, where she died at age 76."

Marchesa Luisa Casati - 1905 , via larocaille

Tilda Swinton as Marchesa Luisa Casati. Photographed by Paolo Roversi.

“The Lost Album of Marchesa Casati”. Tilda Swinton photographed as Marchesa Casati by Paolo Roversi - Acne Paper Sweden: Fall/Winter 2010

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