Winnaretta Singer and the Paris-Lesbos: The Fabulous Lesbian Icons You've Probably Never Heard Of

Throughout her life, Winnaretta Singer made little secret of the fact that she was a lesbian, with no interest whatsoever in having sex with men. On the night of her first wedding to Prince Louis-Vilfred de Scey Montbéliard in 1887, she allegedly climbed on top of a wardrobe and threatened him with an umbrella, saying “If you touch me, I’ll kill you!”.