Adeline Miller, alias Adeline Furman, was an American madam and prostitute. According to her contemporary George Templeton Strong, Miller had been active in New York City prostitution since the late 1810s.Gilfoyle 70-1. By 1821, she was running a bordello on Church Street, where she had accumulated personal effects worth at least $500.Gilfoyle 71. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adeline Miller"
Aileen Carol Wuornos ( February 29 1956 – October 9 2002) was an American serial killer who was sentenced to death by the state of Florida in 1992. Wuornos admitted to killing seven men, in separate incidents, all of whom she claimed had raped her while she was working as a prostitute. She was executed in 2002....more on Wikipedia about "Aileen Wuornos"
Air Force Amy is an adult entertainer and sexual escort who works at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Mound House, Nevada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Air Force Amy"
Ana Cumpanas ( Romania 1889- April 25, 1947), also known as Anna Sage, was a brothel owner in Chicago. She is best known by the moniker "The Woman in Red" who fingered John Dillinger for the FBI. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ana Cumpanas"
Andrew Phillip Cunanan ( August 31, 1969 – July 23, 1997) was a spree killer who murdered five people, including Gianni Versace, in a cross-country journey during a three-month period in 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrew Cunanan"
Aspasia (c. 469–c. 406 BCE) was the mistress of Pericles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aspasia"
Mary Katharine Haroney ( 7 November 1850– 2 November 1940), better known as "Big Nose Kate", and also known by aliases Kate Fisher, Kate Elder, and Kate Cummings, was a prostitute in the American Old West. She was best known as the long-time companion of gunfighter Doc Holliday. She has since become a figure of American folklore, mentioned in sources such as the John Wayne movie The Sons of Katie Elder, which probably uses her name in homage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Nose Kate"
Milonia Caesonia ( 6 - 41 AD), Roman Empress, was a former courtesan with a notorious reputation. She rose from modest origins to become the fourth and last wife of the Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula. She was daughter of Vistilia who came from a family of public prostitutes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caesonia"
Christine Keeler (born February 22, 1942) was a British model and showgirl. Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative administration of Harold Macmillan in 1963 in what is known as the Profumo Affair. ...more on Wikipedia about "Christine Keeler"
Claudia Drexelius (b. 1963?) is a housewife who became the most successful contestant in the 2003 season of the German version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? called Wer wird Millionär?, winning €500,000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Claudia Drexelius"
Constantia Jones (born ~ 1708, executed December 22, 1738), a prostitute in London, United Kingdom during the term of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, was sentenced to hang for stealing 36 shillings and a half- guinea (the equivalent of about £300 today) from one of her clients. Her accuser, describing her as "a three-penny upright," testified as follows: "As I stood against the Wall, [she] came behind me, and with one hand she took hold of . . . --and the other she thrust into my Breeches Pocket and took my Money." Based on this testimony, Jones was sentenced to hang at Tyburn. ...more on Wikipedia about "Constantia Jones"
Divine Brown (born Estella Marie Thompson, 9 August 1969) is an American prostitute who gained considerable public recognition in 1995 when Hugh Grant, a British actor, was caught receiving oral sex from her in a car on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. (She is not to be confused with the Canadian music performer, Divine Brown.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Divine Brown (American prostitute)"
Gerald Hannon (born 1944 in New Brunswick, but grew up in Marathon, Ontario) is a controversial Canadian journalist. A recurring theme in his work has been exposing popular culture's use of misplaced child abuse concerns as a socially acceptable cover for homophobia, but his work has itself been misrepresented as personally endorsing pedophilia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gerald Hannon"
Gerda Munsinger (c.1926-1998) was an East German prostitute and Soviet spy who was the centre of the Munsinger Affair political scandal in Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gerda Munsinger" It must be www.shortopedia.com. Courtesans_and_prostitutes
Grisélidis Réal ( 11 August, 1929 - 31 May, 2005) was a writer and prostitute from Geneva, Switzerland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grisélidis Réal"
Harriette Wilson (nee Harriette Dubochet) ( 1786- 1846), notorious English courtesan, was the daughter of a Swiss clock maker. She began her career at the age of 15, becoming the mistress of Lord Craven. Among her other lovers was the Duke of Wellington, who famously commented "publish, and be damned" when informed of her plans to write her memoirs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harriette Wilson"
Heidi Fleiss (born December 30 1965), known as the "Hollywood Madam," was convicted in connection with her prostitution ring with charges including pandering and tax evasion. Her ring had numerous famous and wealthy clients, including Charlie Sheen. She was sentenced to three years for her crimes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heidi Fleiss"
Jean O'Hara was a famed prostitute in Honolulu's "vice district" during World War II. Miss O'Hara violated the so-called "10 commandments" (for prostitutes) and demanded to own choice real estate, which landed her in jail for a period. O'Hara made a fortune by openly flouting the "rules" and helped force a head with the police which insisted on turning the Vice district over to the military whom had intervened on the side of striking prostitutes. This gave them special protection from prosecution. After martial law ended in 1944, O'Hara's "My Life as a Honolulu Prostitute" was the straw that broke the camel's back and shut down the brothels completely. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jean O'Hara"
James Dale Guckert (c. 1958) worked under the pseudonym Jeff Gannon as a White House reporter between 2003 and 2005, representing Talon News. After Guckert came under public scrutiny, in particular for his lack of a significant journalistic background and involvement with various homosexual escort service websites using the professional name Bulldog, he resigned from Talon News on February 8, 2005. Continuing to use the name Gannon, he has since created his own official homepage and become a columnist for the Washington Blade newspaper, where he has come out, claiming to be bisexual. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jeff Gannon"
Julia Brown was an American madam and prostitute. In the 1830s, Brown entered a brothel owned by Adeline Miller, a well-known New York madam. She did not stay long, however; soon Brown was running brothels of her own on Chapel and Church streets. One brothel was partially destroyed when the neighboring National Theatre burnt down in 1841. By the next year, Brown had opened a new house on Leonard Street, stocked with furniture she had salvaged from the ruined playhouse. This quickly became the most famous brothel in New York City.Gilfoyle 71. ...more on Wikipedia about "Julia Brown"
Catherine Maria ('Kitty') Fisher (died 1767) was one of the most famous English courtesans of her day. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kitty Fisher"
Lais was a legendary prostitute or courtesan of ancient Greece who was active in Corinth. She was born in Hyccara in Sicily and was carried away by the Athenian general Nicias. The fees she charged for her sexual favors were legendary (10,000 drachmas when she began). She was well known not only for her beauty and fee, but also for her conversation and charm. Her services and attention were sought intensely by the greatest philosophers and leaders of her day. Diogenes and the sculptor Myron both sought her out. Demosthenes famously walked out after being told her price, saying ‘I do not buy repentance for ten thousand drachmae.’ (In Greek: Οὐκ ὠνοῦμαι μυρίων δραχμῶν μεταμέλειαν.) She ridiculed the social pretensions of Corinth and observed that the philosophers were as often at her door as the rest of Athens. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lais"
Leaina was an Athenian courtesan and the mistress of Aristogeiton. When Aristogeiton made an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow a tyrant, Leaina was captured and tortured for information. When she approached the breaking point, she bit off her tongue to avoid giving in. The Athenians honored her with a statue of a tongueless lion in the Acropolis of Athens in 520 B.C.E. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leaina"
Marie Duplessis ( January 15, 1824 - February 3, 1847) was a French courtesan who was a mistress of a number of prominent men. She is the basis of Marguerite Gautier, the main character of La Dame aux Camélias ( Camille) by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' real-life lovers. Much of what is known about her has been mixed with the literary character and contemporary legends. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marie Duplessis"
Marion Delorme ( 3 October 1613– 2 July 1650) was a French courtesan known for her relationships with the important men of her time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marion Delorme" Are you ready for www.shortopedia.com? Courtesans_and_prostitutes
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