by Northern Light Images
At the age of eight, Cléo was sent to study dance and made her professional debut at age eleven. Cléo de Mérode became renowned for her glamour even more than for her dancing skills, and her image began appearing on such things as postcards and playing cards. A particular new hairdo she chose to wear became the talk of Parisian women and was quickly adopted as a popular style for all.
Original image from Wikimedia Commons
Overlay frame courtesy of Lenabem-Anna, Flickr