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Cléo de Mérode
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Cléo de Mérode by Nadar, 1895
Born
Cléopâtre-Diane de Mérode

27 September 1875
Died 17 October 1966 (aged 91)
Resting place Père Lachaise Cemetery
Occupation Dancer
Years active 1886–1924, 1934
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Cléopâtre-Diane de Mérode (27 September 1875 – 17 October 1966) was a French dancer of the Belle Époque. She has been referred to as the "first real celebrity icon" and the "first modern celebrity". She was also the first woman whose photographic image, due in particular to photographers Nadar and Léopold-Émile Reutlinger, was distributed worldwide.

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