Lina Cavalieri, was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as a singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer .
Lina Cavalieri Italian opera singer and "the most beautiful woman in the world." Here, she's looking very much like a peroxide blonde. Women did bleach their hair back then. It was considered both disreputable and sexy.