Eleanor "Nell" Gwynn (February 2 1650 - November 14 1687). Considered the most famous actress of the Restoration period, her rags-to-riches tale has made her a folk heroine. She was a longtime mistress of King Charles II of England.
Louise de Kérouaille, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, was born in France in 1649. She was sent to England by the French court to seduce Charles II, and was suspected of being a spy for most of the time she spent as his mistress. The diarist John Evelyn was scandalised by her, describing her as a "young wanton...for the most part in her undress all day".