VIRGINIA OLDOINI, COUNTESS OF CASTIGLIONE
...An empress found spying this way—Eugénie was mortified. But Corinne seemed agitated for reasons of her own.
“There are men arriving who are passing around a photo of the Countess of Castiglione,” she reported.
“She’s a courtesan, and courtesans love to be photographed.”
“But these are not normal photographs. They are of legs, only legs, naked ones no less.”
Eugénie looked at her scandalized and made another sign of the cross. “Don’t speak of such things. It’s a sin.”