Who was Joséphine Bonaparte? The woman who captured Napoleon's heart
Vanessa Kirby portrays the empress in Ridley Scott's 'Napoleon' (2023)
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Napoleon Bonaparte was the first emperor of France and one of history's most powerful men ever. Yet despite commanding a sprawling empire covering most of continental Europe, the military leader was plagued with a passion for the woman he loved until his dying day.
Ridley Scott's latest historical drama sees Joaquin Phoenix play the famous French leader, with Vanessa Kirby cast as his first wife, Empress Joséphine. But who truly was this woman who captured Napoleon's heart? Click on to find out.
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