Location: Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Photo Taken by: Aldo Ardetti
Born Alphonsine Plessis in Normandy, she was a courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was the inspiration for Marguerite Gautier, the main character of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, who was one of Duplessis' lovers. Much of what is known about her has been derived from the literary persona and contemporary legends.