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The story of fallen French Emperor Napoleon during his last years on the island of St. Helena when he falls in love with a young English girl.

This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

Elizabeth Patterson " Betsy ... Jérôme's brother Napoleon ordered his brother back to ... the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte ...

In 1858, when Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was seventy-three years old, she lamented “My Beauty is departed,” a sentiment she had uttered for decades. Her beauty had been celebrated throughout her life. In her youth, she was thought the most beautiful woman in America. Her appearance was the thing of legends and, in 1803, drew Jérôme Bonaparte to Baltimore to meet the “exquisite creature” described to him.

For a woman whose beauty was central to her identity, aging must have been difficult. Rather than embracing the changes time wrought, Elizabeth defied them. Her account books documents a recipe for hair dye, as well as various compounds to create creams and possibly cosmetics. If she must age, she was going to do it as gracefully as possible.

As early as 1815 when Elizabeth was 30, a letter from her friend Elizabeth Godefroy suggests that Elizabeth saw her looks declining. Godefroy assures her, “I do not believe you about your looks.” Perhaps she attributed her visible aging to the strain and stress of Napoléon’s annulment, her return to her father’s unwelcoming home in Baltimore and her (successful) suit for divorce from Jérôme. Life had been, as Elizabeth once said, “a mean and grinding martyrdom.” Such emotional misery is not easy on the looks.

Scarlett Johansson was originally set to portray Betsy, but she decided the role was too young for her and Emma Watson was cast to portray Betsy instead.

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The story of fallen French Emperor Napoleon during his last years on the island of St. Helena when he falls in love with a young English girl.

This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

Elizabeth Patterson " Betsy ... Jérôme's brother Napoleon ordered his brother back to ... the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte ...

IGN uses cookies and other tracking technologies to customize online advertisements, and for other purposes. IGN supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles.

The story of fallen French Emperor Napoleon during his last years on the island of St. Helena when he falls in love with a young English girl.

This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

Elizabeth Patterson " Betsy ... Jérôme's brother Napoleon ordered his brother back to ... the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte ...

In 1858, when Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was seventy-three years old, she lamented “My Beauty is departed,” a sentiment she had uttered for decades. Her beauty had been celebrated throughout her life. In her youth, she was thought the most beautiful woman in America. Her appearance was the thing of legends and, in 1803, drew Jérôme Bonaparte to Baltimore to meet the “exquisite creature” described to him.

For a woman whose beauty was central to her identity, aging must have been difficult. Rather than embracing the changes time wrought, Elizabeth defied them. Her account books documents a recipe for hair dye, as well as various compounds to create creams and possibly cosmetics. If she must age, she was going to do it as gracefully as possible.

As early as 1815 when Elizabeth was 30, a letter from her friend Elizabeth Godefroy suggests that Elizabeth saw her looks declining. Godefroy assures her, “I do not believe you about your looks.” Perhaps she attributed her visible aging to the strain and stress of Napoléon’s annulment, her return to her father’s unwelcoming home in Baltimore and her (successful) suit for divorce from Jérôme. Life had been, as Elizabeth once said, “a mean and grinding martyrdom.” Such emotional misery is not easy on the looks.

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