10 Curious Beauty Facts About Marie Antoinette

By Neon Staff | 2016/01/05 - 10:45:23


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Best remembered for her extravagant ways, the last queen of France became a pop icon and a symbol for shameless excess. The strange fascination for “the out of touch” reality of Versailles remains until today and Marie is quite representative of that lifestyle.

Here are 10 curious facts that portray some intimate secrets and unusual beauty routines in the life of queen Marie Antoinette. 


Marie Antoinette at age 12 by Martin van Meytens, c. 1767-1768
Marie Antoinette at the age of 12 (detail) by Martin van Meytens, c. 1767-1768 / CC
Marie Antoinette at the age of 13 (detail) by Joseph Ducreux, 1769
Marie Antoinette at the age of 13 (detail) by Joseph Ducreux, 1769 / CC
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775 / CC
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775 / CC
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, 2006
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, 2006 © Columbia Pictures
Marie Antoinette's perfume kit, XVIII century, France
Marie Antoinette's perfume kit, XVIII century, France / CC-BY
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 1783
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 1783 / CC
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, 2006
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, 2006 © Columbia Pictures
'Bodegón' by Clara Peeters, 1611
'Bodegón' by Clara Peeters, 1611 / CC
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1785
Marie Antoinette (detail) by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1785 / CC

2 Comments

  1. FU the Historian2018-07-14 10:30:58

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  2. Dooope!2017-02-03 04:58:10

    Wow! I didnt know all thesse things about Marie-Antoinette! Cool!



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