Marie Duplessis http://nwpr.org en The Tragic Story Of 'Traviata' Muse Marie Duplessis http://nwpr.org/post/tragic-story-traviata-muse-marie-duplessis You may not know the name Marie Duplessis, but odds are you know some stories about her. She inspired a French novel<em>,</em> which was turned into a successful play, several movies (including one starring Greta Garbo), a ballet and, most famously, a great Italian opera — <em>La Traviata</em><em>.</em><p>Duplessis was a famous 19th-century Parisian courtesan known for her relationships with prestigious men. But she tragically died of tuberculosis at 23. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 editor 30338 at http://nwpr.org The Tragic Story Of 'Traviata' Muse Marie Duplessis