MADAME DU BARRY, ROYAL LOVE IN VERSAILLES
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
The daughter of a seamstress and a bawdy monk, Jeanne Bécu is only 25 years old when she becomes involved with King Louis XV.
Worthy of "Dangerous Liaisons", this gallant adventure, set up by her lover and pimp, Jean Dubarry, was supposed to be only a passing affair. But against all odds, the charming young girl cheers up the 60-year-old depressive monarch who falls for her and covers her with gifts.
In Versailles, Madame du Barry worst enemy is none other than the future queen of France, Marie-Antoinette.