Cora Laparcerie, Belle Époque actress, reading (c.1905). Photo by Leopold Reutlinger. Married to poet Jacques Richepin, Cora Laparcerie was an actress, writer, and businesswoman of some renown. Newspapers often reported her sensational fashion sense, hailing her as one of the most captivating socialites of the day. She later took over the Theatre des Bouffes-Parisiens, the Theatre de la Renaissance, and La Scala.