Even if you are among those who have never heard of Jocelyn Wildenstein, you will be able to identify her from the moment you see her. Catwoman is a well-known moniker for her. After she and Alec Wildenstein were divorced in the 1990s, Jocelyn first resisted speaking to the media. She has, however, just returned to the public eye.
Her family was from the lower middle class, and she was born in 1945 under the name Jocelynys Dayannys da Silva Bezerra Périsset. If she is in a relationship with a strong man to support her, Jocelyn remarked, she will succeed. Because of this, when she was 17 years old, she was dating film producer Cyril Piguet. After two years, Jocelyn relocated to Paris and started leading a more lavish lifestyle. Later, she started dating Sergio Gabbi again. Jocelyn was thrilled with her new way of living.
Jocelyn appeared to be good at everything, which is why she honed her hunting and flying skills. She also adored traveling to Africa frequently and meeting the locals because she was enamored with their way of life. She met the American wealthy art dealer Alec Nathan Wildenstein, her future spouse, in Africa. They even ran away together to Las Vegas during their first year of dating, according to Jocelyn.
Alec’s father was against the marriage of the two, but the marriage managed to last more than 13 years, during which time the couple managed to have and raise two wonderful children, Diane and Alec Jr.
Jocelyn became passionate about cosmetic surgery, and in 1979 she and Alec had their first interventions. Alec did a facelift, and Jocelyn had surgery on her eyes to make them look like cat eyes. In time, she ended up spending millions of dollars on cosmetic surgery.
After a while, Jocelyn’s new nicknames were “Catwoman” and “The Lion Queen” and she even had a lynx as a pet.
Alec was thrilled with the cosmetic procedure, but it seems that with time he understood that his wife was being overly dramatic. He claimed he tried to convince her that she couldn’t alter her face like a piece of furniture but she was unreceptive to his arguments.
The two divorced in 1997 because Alec cheated on Jocelyn. The divorce was a difficult one and lasted for over 2 years. The divorce was also difficult for the two children who were on their mother’s side.
Jocelyn received $ 2.5 billion in record settlement and $ 100million each year for 13 years afterward, but was banned from using the money for cosmetic surgery. Alec inherited $ 10 billion from his father. After the divorce ended, Jocelyn began a relationship with Lloyd Klein, a French designer, and appeared less and less in public. In August 2017, the two got engaged.
In a 2018 interview, the two talked about Jocelyn’s appearance and they both said that she always looked like that, and her appearance is not the result of cosmetic surgery. Although Jocelyn is estimated to have spent $ 7 million on cosmetic surgery, she claims to look like she did when she was young before surgery.
Jocelyn is now 80 years old. From a financial point of view, it seems that she had more problems because she was sued for debts on her credit card.
Her last appearance was in Miami in 2019 with Lloyd Klein, but maybe we will see new public appearances of Jocelyn. It is also rumored that there are discussions about producing a documentary about her life.