I love this story a friend sent me about a very notorious 19th century woman named Lola Montez — who was born with the name "ELIZA GILBERT"!

Oh, if only we are related, how happy that would make me….

And if only Alma could have had nearly as much fun as this wild chick had!

Notorious Lola Montez kept the men in S.F. panting
[…] her erotic exploits, political intrigues, violent temper and extraordinary beauty had made headlines throughout the world. Who became the lover of the famous virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt? Who moved on to Paris, taking the City of Light by storm and taking a swashbuckling French journalist into…

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall