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History of Women

5 Seduction Secrets from Juliette Récamier

She inspired novels, art, and furniture. She also broke a lot of hearts. What was her secret?

Portrait by François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard, 1802 | CC0

Not many women in history have a piece of furniture named after them just because they looked hot lounging on it. But Parisian socialite Jeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide Recamier (1777–1849) was not another vapid beauty queen.

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com