The look was inspired by Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and the World War I spy Mata Hari.
Three customers have called her for appointments and, when she arrived, asked her if she was the courtesan.
She killed herself in 1925 and she also may have been a courtesan, I discovered a few years ago.
If you were a courtesan in Venice or Florence, everybody in the town knew the courtesan and her family.
“I think what she is doing is an abuse of the word ‘courtesan,’” the escort says.
One thinks the brushes that painted this fair dove could never paint a courtesan.
From the first to the last moment of her reign, she combined the courtesan with the assassin.
Then Demetrios thought that perhaps he had made a mistake in taking her for a courtesan.
For Dawson was at this time the Mecca of the gambler and the courtesan.
Theodora, the courtesan queen of Rome, trying to obtain salvation by taking from her her lover?
early 15c., from Middle French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana "prostitute," literally "woman of the court," fem. of cortigiano "one attached to a court," from corte "court," from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).