Colette was a popular 19th-century author, journalist, and actress from France. She was widely recognized for her 1944 novel titled “Gigi”. After completing high school, she was not able to further her education. Fortunately for her, she got married to a renowned writer and publisher who trained her to become a writer. Later on, she was introduced to lesbianism by the said man.
Colette’s famous works
Her works include “Les Vrilles de la vigne” in 1908, “L'Envers du music hall” in 1913, “La Maison de Claudine” in 1922, “La Naissance du jour” in 1928, and “Paris de ma fenêtre” in 1944.
She was the offspring of the late Adèle Eugénie Sidonie and Jules-Joseph Colette. She got married three times. First to Henry Gauthier-Villars (married in 1893, divorced in 1910). Then to Henry de Jouvenel (married in 1912, divorced in 1924), and to Maurice Goudeket (from 1935 to 1954). She gave birth to a child named Colette de Jouvenel.
Her full name was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
In 1935, she became a member of the Belgian Royal Academy.
In 1953, Colette was awarded the Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour.
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F.A.Q. about Colette
When is her birthday?
Colette's birthday is on January 28, 1873.
In how many days is her birthday?
Colette's birthday is in 123 days
How old was Colette when she died?
She was 81 years old.
When did she die?
She died in August 3, 1954.
How old would she be today?
Colette would be 149 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Colette from?
She was born in Yonne, France.