Lantelme, Geneviève

ACTOR, COURTESAN, SOCIALITE (FRANCE)
BORN 20 May 1883, Paris - DIED 25 Jul 1911, River Rhine
BIRTH NAME Fossey, Mathilde Nortense Claire
CAUSE OF DEATH drowned
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 89, ligne 01 (Edwards mausoleum))

Geneviève was the daughter of the keeper of a brothel. Under the name of Mademoiselle Lantelme she became a popular actress and was considered to be the most beautiful woman of Paris by many. In 1909 she married her lover Alfred Charles Edwards.

During a trip with his yacht on the Rhine she fell in the river under mysterious circumstances. Her body was discovered a few days later in the water. She was buried at Père Lachaise in the Edwards Mausoleum. A few months later, on 22 Dec 1912, her tomb was opened by grave robbers who were looking for the jewels that were buried with her. The jewels were in an envelope under her head but they didn't find them.

Family
• Husband: Edwards, Alfred Charles (1909-1911, Rouen)

Related persons
• was painted by Boldini, Giovanni

Images

The grave of Alfred Charles Edwards at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)

 

Sources
Geneviève Lantelme - Wikipedia


Lanzlott, Rosa

Published: 15 Nov 2014
Last update: 05 Apr 2022