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Lola Montez, born Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert in Sligo, was one of the most scandalous women of the 19th century. She took Europe by storm with dances that left little to the imagination – she was known to wear nothing beneath her tutu!

Married three times she also had a string of famous lovers including a king, the composer Franz Liszt and the author Alexander Dumas. Were she alive today her friends would include the most powerful people alive, she would be plagued by the paparazzi, have millions of twitter followers and if she had a website it would be most definitely x rated.

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Lola Montez – 19th Century Ireland’s most notorious woman

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