19. Gala Diakonova

Relationship to: Max Ernst, Salvador Dali

Gala had an affair with painter Max Ernst while married to Paul Éluard. Ernst then started living with the married couple in their villa in Eaubonne, Paris. However, there was no friction between the trio; in fact, they were known to have spent three years in a ménage à trois. He painted her in a group portrait titled At the Rendezvous of Friends, as an erotic goddess, which was her role in many of his later works, too. She eventually met and married legendary artist Salvador Dali.

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