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Charlotte Béatrice de Rothschild (September 14, 1864 - April 7, 1934) was a Frenchmarker socialite, art collector, and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of France.


Known as Béatrice, she was born in Parismarker, Francemarker, the daughter of banker Alphonse James de Rothschild (1827-1905) and Leonora de Rothschild (1837-1911), daughter of Lionel de Rothschild.

In 1883 Béatrice de Rothschild married the Russianmarker-born banker Maurice Ephrussi (1849-1916) member of the Ephrussi family and who had been involved in with Rothschild families' oil business in the Bakumarker area of present-day Azerbaijanmarker. The couple maintained a home in Monte Carlomarker and Béatrice de Rothschild used her wealth to travel the world and to acquire a collection of paintings including Old Masters, plus sculptures, objets d'art, rare porcelain and antique furniture. She also commissioned the Rothschild Fabergé egg in 1902, presenting it to her future sister-in-law, Germaine Alice Halphen, on the occasion of her engagement to Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild.

In 1902, her husband's cousin, Théodore Reinach began building a Grecian-style villa at Beaulieu-sur-Mermarker on what became known as the French Rivieramarker. Visiting his Villa Kerylosmarker, Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild fell in love with the area and acquired a 17-acre parcel of land on Cap Ferratmarker where she built a luxurious Venetianmarker style villa. She filled it with many of her collections and created her own private zoo with exotic birds and animals including flamingos budgerigars, monkeys, mongooses, antelopes, and gazelles.

Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild died in Davos, Switzerlandmarker in 1934. In her will, the Baroness gifted Villa Ephrussimarker and its art collections to the Académie des Beaux Arts division of the Institut de Francemarker for use as a museum. The property is now open to public visitation.

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