As a single child she inherited the Duchy of Burgundy after her father's death at the Battle Of Nancy in 1477. Later that year she married Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who became her co-ruler. Five years later, during falconing with Maximilian near Wijnendale Castle, her horse tripped, threw her, and then landed on top of her, breaking her back. She died several days later.
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Gilbert Stuart, 1804 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785–1879), known as Betsy, was the daughter of a prosperous
shipowner and merchant from Baltimore. She was the first wife of Jérôme Bonaparte, and thereby sister-in-law of Emperor Napoleon I of France.
Dorothy Flood was born in Brooklyn NY in 1912. Early on, she was a ballet dancer with The Metropolitan Opera Company.
She became a Ziegfeld Girl and was in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. After her Ziegfeld career ended, she did modeling jobs, including for Dobbs Hats and Whitman's Chocolates. During her later years, she lived happily as a housewife on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. (source: www.doctormacro.com).