Camille du Gast, Marie Marthe Camille Desinge du Gast, Camille Crespin du Gast (30 May 1868 – 24 April 1942) was one of a trio of pioneering French female celebrities of the Belle Epoque, together with Hélène de Rothschild (Baroness Hélène van Zuylen) and Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart (the duchesse d’Uzès). She was known as one of the richest and most accomplished widows in France, being a balloonist, a parachute jumper, an accomplished sportswoman, fencer, tobogganist, skier, rifle and pistol shot, horse trainer, concert pianist and singer. She was the second woman to compete in an international motor race.
Read more from her Wikipedia biography.
Photo Credit: Camille du Gast - c.1900 publicity photograph for a piano recital.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: Marie Marthe Camille Desinge, 30 May 1868, 05:00 (5 a.m.) LMT (-0:09:20), Paris, France (48n52,02e20). ASC: 23 Gemini. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes birth certificate no. 2393 at the Parisian archives, 10e arr.
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