An hour a day workout in full corsetry on home equipment.
Raw veal juice
Several hours of walking
Long stretches of diet of fruit, sorbet and milk
Regular face masks of strawberries, honey and raw veal, hot olive oil baths and body wraps of seaweed, sand or hay.
Nightly ceremony of combing, brushing and massaging performed by gloved attendants who placed a white sheet on the floor to catch any stray hairs (subsequently catalogued and presented to the empress in a silver dish).
Fortnightly wash in egg yolks and cognac.
—Empress Elizabeth (‘Sissi’) of Austria