19 – French soprano Marguerite Carrère-Xanrof (1869-1952) as a regal Marguerite de Valois (« Les Huguenots »), Opéra de Paris, ca. 1892

As the wife of composer Léon Xanrof (1867-1953), she exploited his influential relations to promote her subdued career. Her lovely figure and handsome looks were the talk of the town in Paris as she posed as a fashion model; to her husband’s dismay. She left a recording legacy.

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