You may be one of those people who has never heard of Jocelyn Wildenstein, but you can certainly recognize her face if you see her. She is well known for her nickname Catwoman. In the 90’s she and Alec Wildenstein divorced, and Jocelyn refused to talk to the media for a while. However, she has recently reappeared in the spotlight.
Her real name was Jocelynys Dayannys da Silva Bezerra Périsset and she was born in 1945 into a lower-middle-class family. Jocelyn said she will be successful if she is in a relationship with strong men to support her. That’s why at the age of 17 she was in a relationship with Cyril Piguet, a film producer. After 2 years Jocelyn moved to Paris and began to live an increasingly extravagant life. Later, a new relationship began with Sergio Gabbi. Jocelyn was delighted with her new lifestyle.
Jocelyn seemed to be good at everything she did, which is why she became a skilled hunter and pilot. She also loved to visit Africa often and meet people there because she was fascinated by their lifestyle. In Africa, she met her future husband, Alec Nathan Wildenstein, an American billionaire art dealer. Jocelyn said that the first year of their relationship was full of adventures, they even ran away together in Las Vegas.
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.
Although Alec was delighted with the cosmetic surgery, it seems that after a while he realized that his wife was exaggerating. He said he tried to explain to her that she could not change her face as if it were a piece of furniture, but she did not listen to him.
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.