The most famous mistresses



Oscar Wilde said that women are not created for understanding, but for love. This writer understood the weak sex much better than most men. As a result, many women went down in history not at the expense of their minds, but at the expense of the beauty and seduction of famous men.

Many of these mistresses did not have a clear beauty, but somehow they still managed to capture their chosen one. As a result, the glory of such women has passed through the years and centuries, even today women are trying to take advantage of some secrets of those legendary personalities. We will tell below about the most famous mistresses in history.


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Valeria Messalina.

In history, this woman has remained, as one of the most dissolute persons. Despite her high status (she was the wife of Emperor Claudius), Valerie literally became the personification of lust and fornication in Rome. Messalina lived in the 1st century AD. Contemporaries say that she was far more effusive than Nero. But he was famous for wild orgies, harems with children and a palace, which became a brothel. About Messalina they say that she came to one of the brothels in Rome, taking up the place of a prostitute. Only this could satisfy her passion. Valeria herself did not miss a single handsome man. For a long time her behavior was getting off her hands, her blinded husband did not notice anything. But Valeria has also planned to elevate her next lover to the throne, Gaius Celia. The plot failed, and Messalina herself was killed by the order of the emperor at the age of 28. Historians say that at that time the woman was already afflicted with syphilis, so that such a death was not the worst end of a dissolute and shameful life.

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Cleopatra.

This woman is considered one of the wisest mistresses. However, outwardly, she was not beautiful. In addition, Cleopatra is one of the most scandalous characters in the Ancient World. Because of it, powerful states fought each other. The night with Cleopatra cost her each new lover-slave of life, nevertheless the fatal beauty attracted and beckoned to men. Each of them dreamed of conquering a woman with his strength and love skills, and in the morning wake up not only alive, but also the king of all of Egypt. Nevertheless, Cleopatra continued to kill her lovers, not accepting compromises. Specialists in ancient Egypt called the queen one of the first adherents of free love. It was believed that she was an experienced fellatrix, that is, she skillfully did blowjob to her chosen ones. Perhaps this is what Antonia tied to her? The ancient Greeks called the queen Meriohane, which literally means “open wide,” “a woman with a thousand mouths.” Another nickname of the mistress was “tolstogubaya.” Although Cleopatra had all the makings of a good ruler, her own desires prevented her skillfully from ruling her. She also indulged his own famous lovers. For Caesar Cleopatra seemed modest and clever, and for Antonia she became a mad hunter for carnal pleasures. The love for the latter became tragic, the couple decided to resist Rome, for which they paid for their lives.

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Phryne.

But this Greek hetaera was famous also for its beauty. She moonlighted as a model, and from her ancient creators sculpted and wrote to Aphrodite herself. They wrote that Frina was very shy, extremely reluctantly exposed. She even met her men in the dark. As a result, the hetaera was convicted of having a negative influence on the most enlightened citizens of the republic. But when she was led to execution and her clothes were torn off, the audience saw the perfect body of Frina. Geteru immediately acquitted, because it was decided that in such a divine body simply can not live a dissolute soul.

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Tais of Athens.

This audacious hetaera became famous for seducing Alexander the Great. Although she was a prostitute, she was famous for her inaccessibility. The very same great conqueror she attracted by the fact that she did not want to be given to him for any treasures or riches. The woman told Alexander that it was necessary to win her heart and then the whole world would fall before him.Subsequently, Thais was able to marry the Egyptian king Ptolemy I.

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Wu Hu.

This Chinese empress from the Tang Dynasty announced the arrival of the era of female superiority in the country. To do this, court etiquette even had a habit of licking the lotus stamens. The Empress demanded that all government officials and visiting dignitaries express special reverence to her through cunnilingus. This ceremony remained even in the old paintings. Wu Hu himself keeps his dress, and on his knees in front of her stands a guest who kisses her genitals.

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Scheherazade.

This woman is famous for her mind. Naturally, she dealt with the Sultan not only with tales of fairy tales. After each love meeting, Scheherazade began to tell a very interesting story, which she interrupted at the most interesting place. At first the Sultan wanted even to send her to the lower harem, as a wife who no longer satisfied him. However, it turned out that no one could tell such an interesting fairy tales to the ruler. Shahriyar continued to listen to his concubine. So the book of fairy tales “A thousand and one nights” appeared. It took so much to the ruler to regain common sense and stop killing virgins. And what became after that with the most desired wife of the Sultan – is unknown. They say that the cause of her death was some kind of infection.

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Elizabeth Bathory.

This woman went down in history under the name of the Blood Countess. She had many lovers, the most famous of whom is the painter Caravaggio. They say that she became for him not only a model, but also a real muse and goddess. Contemporaries recall that Bathory was of unearthly beauty, until her death she retained her face, like a young girl. This effect became possible, as the countess bathed in the blood of tortured and murdered virgins. In total, it killed about 600 women, among whom were not only peasant women and maids, but even noble people. They say that Bathory came up with terrible mechanisms. For example, a metal coffin contained spikes inside. They went deep into the body, not killing at once, but causing only bleeding. Thus, the victim died gradually, giving her blood to the insatiable Countess. They say that Bathory came up with several thousand sophisticated tortures and adaptations for this. Only in 1611 a 50-year-old sadist was convicted. There are several versions of her death. They say that the furious crowd simply arranged for her to lynch, immured in the walls of the castle. A popular story is that Bathory got away with everything. Her family was too powerful. The bloody countess was sent to the dungeon to live out his time, away from human eyes. There is an opinion that Elizabeth was slandered. The fact is that she was richer than the king himself, who wanted to take all her possessions from her. After the countess died, her five children disappeared somewhere, and all her gold and earth went to the ruler. In the history of Bathory came not only as a bloodthirsty killer, but also as one of the most beautiful women of her time with unfading beauty. In Hungary itself, a woman was nicknamed a vampire, believing that by the number of her atrocities she was in no way inferior to Count Dracula.

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Marques de Pompadour.

This favorite of the French King Louis XV was not only a skillful and tireless mistress, but also played an important role in European politics. It is said that it owes its passion to celery. Every day, the Marquis used two powerful aphrodisiacs – chocolate and celery root. In the morning, she drank a mug of hot chocolate, adding there the ground root. During the day, she ate a special salad with apples, walnuts and celery. Although it is unclear whether she knew that it was these products that helped her to maintain her love, Pompadour could make love up to 10 times a day with different partners. Celery is a known pathogen. So in different countries peasants put a bunch of this plant at the head of the bed on the wedding night.The very same Jeanne Poisson, the future Marquise Pompadour, at the age of nine promised the love of the king himself. What else can a young girl dream of? The origin of Pompadour remains a mystery. There is an opinion that it was generally of low origin, just once successfully found a patron in the form of a nobleman and got to the court. There, in a masquerade, she met Louis XV. The monarch was intrigued by the behavior of a girl who coquettishly hid her face under the mask. And when she was also removed, the king finally fell in love. Achieving the high position and status of a favorite for many years was not easy, but Jeanne could do it. She did not limit her activities only to bed. The Marquise of Pompadour engaged in the development of arts, giving great patronage to many artists and writers. Until her death, she remained for the king not just a mistress, but also an original and brilliant friend. In itself, this is a great rarity.

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Josephine.

Napoleon’s choice at the time of their meeting was not young, she was already over thirty, she had two children. Outwardly, however, she looked perfect. Although Bonaparte himself gave orders to the others, before Josefina, he was timid and felt for her tender or passionate feelings. The secret of the victory over Napoleon was simple. Josephine was not just a beauty, she was also an excellent listener. A wise woman has always approved the actions of her lover, whatever he does. And in return for this, she became the first Empress of France. Divorce couples took place only for the good of France – the country needed an heir.


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Inessa Armand.

This woman, although she was right in the center of revolutionary action, was shyly ignored by historians. After all, she was the lover of Vladimir Lenin himself, which somehow did not conform with the chaste manner of the leader. Armand got acquainted with him in front of Krupskaya herself, in Paris. Inessa’s personal relations with Lenin were so close that Nadezhda Konstantinovna herself was with her husband in the background. Krupskaya was forced to forgive her husband’s passion for a mistress, if only it was for the benefit of the revolution. Inessa herself was devoted to her occupation and to Lenin herself with all her heart. Armand left behind three children who were born before they met the leader. And she died of cholera in 1920 and was buried near her beloved – under the Kremlin wall.

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Mata Hari.

This courtesan earned her living by performing exotic dances. At one time she admired the whole of Paris. Lovers of the actress were many high-ranking officials of France and Germany. According to the legend during the First World War, Mata Hari was a spy, cooperating with both sides at the same time. It is not known whether she was able to extract from her patrons really valuable information. Nevertheless, in 1917, the French shot Mata Hari for her espionage in favor of Germany. She herself became a legend, embodying the images of a femme fatale and fearless intelligence agent.

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Isadora Duncan.

This American dancer led a bohemian lifestyle. She is considered the founder of free dance, from which the modern style was born. She had many admirers, some of whom she reciprocated. After experiencing the death of her two children, she went to Russia, where she met Sergei Yesenin. He became her lover, and then her husband. Isadora herself, in the opinion of her contemporaries, was not captivated by the brilliant beauty. But it was very natural and had a natural sexuality. On stage, Duncan performed barefoot, and her every movement was filled with grace and natural charm. All her dances said that she is open to life and loves her madly in all its manifestations. She herself wrote: “If my art is symbolic, then this symbol is only one: the freedom of a woman and her emancipation from the stiff conventions that underlie puritanism.”Contemporaries believed that the work of Duncan opens up new horizons for women of the future. Her dances were called genius, she was able to change both art and everyday life. But the relationship with Yesenin did not work out – two gifted creative people were jealous of each other’s fame.

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Lilya Brik.

This woman had many admirers – Pablo Neruda, Marc Chagall, Louis Aragon, Sergei Paradzhanov, Fernand Leger, Yves Saint Laurent. The men were drawn to her by her sense of inner freedom. But the most famous lover of Brik was Vladimir Mayakovsky. The poet even lived with her and her husband, embarrassing the townsfolk with such a love triangle. Brik herself said: “We must inspire the man that he is wonderful or even brilliant, but that others do not understand this and to allow him what is not allowed at home, for example, to smoke or go where he likes.” The rest will be made with good shoes and silk underwear. ” Apparently, the secret of seduction is not so complicated. Lilya Brik often appears in the image of a fatal woman. If a man attracted her, nothing could stop her. The history of Brick is covered with legends, there was some mystery in it that attracted the most famous men of that time to it. Talking with people, Lily skillfully and cleverly stressed the interest in her interlocutor. Brick has always been aware of fashion, dressing with taste and hiding in clothes their shortcomings. It was she who became the first woman in Moscow to dare to wear trousers. Rectilinear Akhmatova remembered Lily: “Hair is dyed and on the worn face is insolent eyes.”

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Marilyn Monroe.

This mistress is one of the most mysterious in history. Sex symbol of the XX century had close relations with US President John F. Kennedy. But this connection, as well as the subsequent death of the actress, is covered in mystery. It’s unclear whether Monroe’s death was a suicide, or whether her love for Kennedy was getting in the way of someone and was simply taken away. During her lifetime she managed to wet the reputation of John Kennedy, an excellent family man and the pride of America. It is still unprofitable for anyone to discover the secret about those events. One thing is clear – the sexy beauty of Marilyn Monroe in her personal life was deeply unhappy. Since the day of her mysterious death, more than half a century has passed, but she still remains the model of femininity and sexuality. And the actress herself became a popular and popular brand. With her name, billions of dollars are earned every year in the world.

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Edwin Curry.

The English Prime Minister John Major’s mistress significantly complicated that political career after he decided to break with her. Although the woman was even threatened with reprisal, she did not want to remain silent, having written the whole truth about her relationship with the authoritative admirer. Written with a risk to life, the book quickly became a bestseller, and Major’s career quickly collapsed. Curry said that she was not only threatened, but also twice attacked and beaten. The criminals demanded silence from her and promised to kill him if the book was published. But she did it anyway. Maybe it was driven by a sense of revenge, and maybe the desire to prove that even influential men should be responsible for their actions. As a result, the truth about the premiere turned out to be stunning. Not a single British politician told so many humiliating details about him. The most intimate details of his life became the property of the public. And it happened because one day he decided to give up the one who loved him. Fear of careers and threats only aggravated the situation of the unhappy lover.

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Sylvia Christel.

This beautiful woman became famous for her starring role in the sensational erotic movie Emmanuel. Her attractiveness was not ignored by the most prominent men. The mistress of Kristel was Valerie Giscard d’Estaing, President of France. And their romance began even before he took this prominent post. D’Estaing himself never concealed these relations. In the end, Sylvia was even invited to all official events related to the head of state.She was the hostess at his receptions. Yes, and in foreign trips, the president often took Sylvia with him. Thus, Kristel seemed to have received the status of an “official” lover.

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Anne Penzhau.

As mentioned, often mistresses generated a scandal around their fan-politician. There it happened with Anne Penzhou. This mistress Francois Mitterrand has long been settled in the Elysee Palace. But when the new president came to power, Jacques Chirac, he first ordered the eviction of Penzhau and her illegitimate daughter from her predecessor from the state residence. Biographers say that the loving Mitterrand had many mistresses. Penzhau was just one of them. That’s why the French themselves were calm about the fact of its existence. But to the fact that the president allocated her a free home in the Elysee Palace, and moreover denied this, the citizens of the country could not forgive him. After the death of Mitterrand, another scandal erupted. The mistress together with the illegitimate daughter of the president wanted to attend the funeral, which his family zealously opposed. As a result, now Anna does not lead a luxurious life – she works in a museum, barely making ends meet. And the illegitimate daughter of Mitterrand, with the help of the court, obtained the right to her father’s surname and struck politics.

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Monica Lewinsky.

This mistress turned out to be very mercenary. She not only had a strong influence on the career and family of her partner, but also did not fail to earn several million dollars on it. Monica told the press about all the details of her intimate relationship in the Oval Office. Already after this connection became known to the public, everyone was literally amazed at how an unaccustomed trainee managed to conduct an operation conceived by her. She even kept for the story that dress in which she was engaged in love with Clinton. For the president, that story almost turned into a resignation and even a prison for lying before the court. Monica herself with memories of those relationships traveled the whole world. Lewinsky wrote a book about her intimate relationship and even made a documentary “Monica in black and white,” for which she also received a multi-million dollar fee. And Clinton himself is frankly sorry, his wife forgave him. It is incomprehensible only that the charming and popular politician found in an unsightly plump Lewinsky.



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