Before teen idols such as Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. This former Austrian Princess turned Queen of France was infamous for her frivolous spending (while her country was starving), scandalous affairs and trend-setting hair-dos, which seemed to be known for their height more than beauty. “Léonard Autié became one of the queen’s closest confidants as he concocted her gravity-defying hairdos, which rose nearly four feet high.” – History Channel
Not much seems to have changed between teen Idols then and now. All seem to have fame thrust upon them, and trouble handling their time in the spotlight. Some of these idol’s stories even end in tragedy, like Marie Antoinette’s sad execution. Here are some more interesting facts about Marie Antoinette that you may not have known.