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IN History & Culture ON 15 Feb, 2016
History is definitely a thing of the past, buried in the coffin of time but this doesn't mean it is incapable of intriguing you. You'd be amazed to know that a profession as colorful as prostituting involves curious stories about the most famous prostitutes. Here is a list of some of the most famous prostitutes in the history. Their life has been quite a roller coaster with tons of controversies and hurdles. Intrigued is te word for what you are feeling.
Scroll down and your mind will be simply blown.
Famous for being stunning, Phryne modelled for famous sculptor Praxiteles and painter Apelles. She earned her fortune by modelling and prostituting.
A well educated and fascinating woman, Veronica Franco's most famous client was Henry III, King of France.
Known as the official mistress of Louis XV during her time, she had many high profile aristocrats as her clients.
Salisbury was quite famous for being beautiful and had a feisty persona. She was involved in a public scandal in which she stabbed brothel patron, John Finch, who was the son of a lord and countess. She was later imprisoned and died of syphilis.
Well-known for being the mistress of King Charles II of England, Gwyn was stunning. She also had two sons with King Charles II.
Emma Elizabeth Crouch wasn't a usual prostitute. She was well-educated in a boarding school with proper high society skills, she met with a terrible encounter in which a man raped her and later paid her for it. After this, she took the name of Cora Pearl and slept with many famous men such as Napoleon Bonaparte.
Lulu White ran a brothel that housed almost 40 women consisting five parlors and 15 bedrooms which were reserved special guests.
She was a frontier woman and a cowgirl who fought against Native Americans besides Wild Bill Hickok but she was also a prostitute. However, later she took the disguise of a man to move freely. She did jobs which she couldn't have otherwise been able to do as a woman such as working in cattle drives.
Abe worked at famous Tobita brothel district. She met with a kinky lover, Kichizo Ishida. She came into public's eyes for killing Kichizo Ishida by erotic asphyxiation. She was mentally unstable, unable to cope up with her jealousy.