For the Francophiles and curiosity-seekers who may remember my review of The Affair of the Necklace, a couple of weeks ago you may want to venture to the sister blog for a bit. Lauren has posted the true background of the film's heroine, Jeanne de la Motte. I was surprised to find that Madame de la Motte really did faint in front of the queen in order to get her attention. Do venture over!
(For those who found this entry seeking the true story of The Duchess, I suggestion you click the link to the left)