Louise de Vilmorin

Louise de Vilmorin lived from 1902 to 1969. Engaged at a young age to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, she instead married an American, Henry Leigh-Hunt in 1925 and spent time in Las Vegas. Another marriage to a Hungarian count, Pali Palffy, lasted six years. She was famous for her wit and charm and had many lovers, among them the publisher Gaston Gallimard, Orson Welles, and André Malraux, who encouraged her to write. Her first novel, Sainte Unefois, was published in 1934 and she continued to write throughout her life. Julietta and Madame de were both made into films.