Sarah Bernhardt as Marguerite Gautier in La Dame aux Camelias 1891 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Real Camille. The character of Marguerite Gautier is based on Marie Duplessis (1824-1847). She was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She is the basis of the main character of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' lovers. Much of what is known about her has been mixed with the literary character and contemporary legends.

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Greta Garbo as Marguerite Gautier in "Camille", 1936.

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Alexandre Dumas The Lady of the Camellias by MrsPeggottyArts

The Lady of the Camellias - Alexandre Dumas

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Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor from Camille, 1936. Cigarette Card.

Nazimova as Marguerite Gautier w Valentino as Armand in a jazz-age silent version.

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Marguerite Gautier is the most beautiful, brazen?and expensive?courtesan in all of Paris. Despite being ill with consumption, she lives a glittering, moneyed life of nonstop parties and aristocratic b

Isabelle Huppert as Marguerite Gautier in “La Dame aux...

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