er Legend Lives On

A household name? Perhaps only in France, but the legend of Diane de Poitiers lives on.

She has inspired a ballet by Jacques Ibert:

In 1956, Lana Turner starred in "Diane". The movie was rather loose in it's historical accuracy, but basic facts, such as the relationship between Diane and Catherine, and Henri's jousting accident were very accurate.

In 1937, Diane de Poitiers was featured on a French postage stamp!

Horticulturalists have named a rose in her honour:

Books About Diane de Poitiers, from which I did much of my research:

  • The Enchantress, By H.W. Henderson (1928)
  • Diane de Poitiers, by Barbara Cartland (1962)
  • The Serpent and the Moon, by HRH Princess Michael of Kent (2004)
  • The Moon Mistress, by Jehanne d'Orieux (1931)
  • L'art de Vivre au Temps de Diane de Poitiers, by Sabine Melchior-Bonnet (1998)
  • Diane, Henri, Catherine: Le Triangle Royal, by André Castelot (1997)
  • Diane de Poitiers, by Ivan Cloulas (1997)
  • Diane de Poitiers, by Philippe Erlanger
  • Diane the Huntress: The Life and Times of Diane de Poitiers, by Grace Hart Seely (1936)