Decadent Dancer Extraordinaire
- Famous 1920s icon
- Born in 1899
- A dancer and a film star in Germany
- Into drugs and alcohol.
- Performed in the 1922 program called ‘Dances of Debauchery, Horror and Ecstasy’
- Two of the numbers in the program – ‘Cocaine’ and ‘Morphine’
- Horrors of World War 1 – People wished to escape the guilt of surviving such a ghastly time
- Immersed herself in Life’s guilty pleasures
- One of her favorite alleged pastimes:
- Mixing chloroform and ether in a bowl with a white rose and eating the petals.
- Died at the age of 29 of tuberculosis
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