Ozy, Alice

BORN 6 Aug 1820, Paris - DIED 3 Mar 1893, Paris: Passy-sur-Seine
BIRTH NAME Pilloy, Julie-Justine
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (Division 89, ligne 01, F, 19)

Alice Ozy was successful as an actress, but best known as a courtesan. She was well paid by her lovers, mostly notables from Paris society. She had an affair with Victor Hugo's son Charles, who complained to his father that she was unfaithful. Hugo intervened by seducing Alice himself, much to the disgust of his son.

Other lovers were The Duke of Aumale, Théodore Chassériau (1848-1850), Théophile Gautier and Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. She was the model for the women on "Supper After the Fancy Dress Ball" (1855) by Thomas Couture. Chassériau painted her in the nude.

Her grave monument at Père Lachaise in Paris was designed by Gustave Doré.

Related persons
• was the lover of Chassériau, Théodore
• worked as a model for Couture, Thomas
• has grave monument designed by Doré, Gustave
• was the lover of Gautier, Théophile
• was the lover of Napoleon III Bonaparte
• was rival of Plessis, Alphonsine


The grave of Alice Ozy at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
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Published: 17 Dec 2006
Last update: 26 Jan 2022