Comtesse Sophie Chotek married Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Both were assassinated on the streets of Sarajevo by a old protestor. This act of cold-blooded murder is said to have triggered the onset o
Sophie Amalie Moth, Countess of Samsøe (28 March 1654 – 17 January 1719) was the officially acknowledged royal mistress of King Christian V of Denmark. Together they had five acknowledged illegitimate children, all of whom bore the surname Gyldenløve. In 1677 she was elevated to be the first Countess of Samsø. The still-existing Danish noble family of Danneskiold-Samsøe is descended from her. Sophie Amalie Moth was the first officially acknowledged royal mistress in Denmark.
Caroline Otero - courtesan & most sought after woman of Europe. Associated with Prince Albert I (Monaco), King Edward VII (UK), Kings of Serbia & Kings of Spain + Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, as well as the Duke of Westminster
Princess Stéphanie of Belgium - Second daughter of Leopold II and Marie Henriette of Austria. She married Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, and had one daughter. Her husband died with his teenage mistress in She remarried Elemér Lónyay in Nora de Sissi !
Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, better known by the stage name Lola Montez, was an Irish dancer and actress who became famous as a "Spanish dancer", courtesan and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria