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...and surreal photos. | 25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione known as La Castiglione. An Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III, she was known for her beauty, and flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court.

Virginia Oldoini, Coutness of Castiglione. The mistress of Napoleon III, who was best known for her outlandish appearances and outfits. La Castiglione spent her nearly her whole life fortune on commissioning a series of over 700 portraits of herself.

"one sunday afternoon" Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione March 1837 – 28 November better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian courtesan and secret agent who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France.