A Prostitute, then a Princess, and Finally, a Murderer

The fascinating rise and fall of Marguerite Alibert aka Princess Fahmy, a versatile woman who got away with murder

Sal
6 min readFeb 12, 2021

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Source: Cosmopolitan

BBorn on December 9th, 1890, Marguerite Marie Alibert was the eldest daughter of a poor Parisian couple. Since both her parents worked for the elites in Paris, Marguerite grew up with the inclinations of a high-class Parisian lady. With beauty parallel to an Earls’ wife, Marguerite Marie Alibert was becoming a gorgeous, intelligent, and sophisticated woman with a bright future until tragic events unfolded.

At the age of fifteen, Marguerite was held responsible by her parents for her four-year-old little brother’s fatal accident. As punishment, her parents sent her to board with the nearby Sisters of Mary. There, the teenage girl was relentlessly beaten and berated by the local nuns. Nevertheless, apart from a smattering amount of education, Marguerite learned singing and necessary social skills while building a headstrong nature.

A year later, Marguerite got pregnant with her daughter, Raymond, by an unknown man and was expelled and sent home. Despite Marguerite’s wish to forget these woes, these traumatizing events mightily molded the Parisian’s personality.

From the Bar to a Star

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Sal

I am a History Educator and a Lifelong Learner with a Masters in Global History.