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Nadine, Baroness Edmond Alphonse de Rothschild (née Lhopitalier) (b.1932)

Nadine, Baroness Edmond Alphonse de Rothschild (née Lhopitalier) (b.1932) is a French author and former actress. Nadine Lhopitalier was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France. She became the model of the painter Jean-Gabriel Domergue, a socialite who opened the door for her to the worlds of theater and film. In 1952, she began her acting career under the pseudonym of Nadine Tallier and played various roles from 1952 to 1964.

In 1962, two years before ending her career in film, she married Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild; at the time, Edmund was chairman and principal owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Although she was raised Roman Catholic, she converted to Judaism stating: "It would not have been possible to have the name Rothschild and be a Catholic... Nor would it be right for the son of a Rothschild to be half-Jewish and half-Catholic." 

Nadine wrote about manners and etiquette - Le Bonheur de Séduire l'Art de Réussir and wrote newspapers articles and reviews on the topic. She also published her  autobiography La baronne rentre à cinq heures. Copies of Nadine's published works will be found in the Reading Room Library.

Nadine, Baroness Edmond de Rothschild: motion picture, 'Girls at Sea', [1958]

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Modern VHS cassette recording of the cinema motion picture Girls at Sea, (Associated British Picture Corporation, 1958), featuring Nadine Lhopitalier, credited as ‘Nadine Tallier’ as 'Antoinette'. Girls At Sea is a British comedy film directed by Gilbert Gunn and starring Ronald Shiner as Marine Ogg and Warren Mitchell as Arthur. It was based on a play by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall. 

Nadine, Baroness Edmond de Rothschild, secondary sources, 'Unique' magazine, c.1994

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Article 'At Home with Edmond and Nadine de Rothschild', Unique Magazine, date unknown, c.1994.

Nadine, Baroness Edmond de Rothschild: documentary film, 'L’ Art de Recevoir', c.2001

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L’ Art de Recevoir (The Art of Entertaining), video by Nadine de Rothschild, Baroness Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild. The film is based on her books on the subject.