Tamara Geva with one of her paintings, 1963
Tamara Geva was a Balanchine dancer who married actor John Emery after he divorced Tallulah Bankhead in 1941. This is relevant because later in her life, Tamara became one of a stable of women romantically involved with cross-dressing, high-flying du Pont heiress Louisa D’Andelot Carpenter- this stable included Tallulah’s sister Eugenia.
Louisa liked her women to be straight-identifying, and many of them continued to be, even after moving onto Louisa’s vast Delaware estate, prompting Tallulah to judge her sister’s association with Carpenter thusly: “My sister is not a lesbian, she only does it for the money.”
Gay for pay never looked so glamorous!