Bischoffsheim, Marie-Laure, Vicomtesse de Noailles

BORN 31 Oct 1902, Paris - DIED 29 Jan 1970, Paris
BIRTH NAME Bisschofsheim, Marie-Laure Henriette Anne
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 28, ligne 1 sud)

Marie-Laure Bischoffsheim was the only child of the aristocrat Marie-Thérèse de Chevigné and the banker Maurice Bischoffsheim (1875-1904). She descended from the Marquis de Sade. After an affair with Jean Cocteau she married Charles, Vicomte de Noailles (1891-1981) in 1923. They had two daughters, Laure (1924-1979) and Nathalie (1927-2004). They couple lived at the hôtel particulier at 11 Place des États-Unis in Paris that was built for her grandfather. In the 1920 they built the Villa Noailles near Hyères.

She was an influential patron of the arts and knew Salvador Dali, Balthus, Man Raym François Poulenc and many others. With he uhsband she financed Man Ray's film "Les Mystères du Château de Dé" (1929). Salvador Dali painted her around 1932 and Balthus in 1936. Although she was Jewish she remained in Paris during the German occupation. In the 1950s she had a long love affair with painter Óscar Domínguez.

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The grave of Marie-Laure Bischoffsheim at Montparnasse Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (31 Oct 2019)


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Published: 22 Mar 2020
Last update: 24 Nov 2023