Journalist isabelle Wilkinson describes the human side of this in her wonderful book, The Warmth of Other Suns.
Marie took her own life on January 19, just two months after her daughter isabelle succumbed to the effects of anorexia nervosa.
Recalled actress isabelle Adjani: “People wanted to brand her with a scarlet letter.”
fem. proper name, a form of Elizabeth that seems to have developed in Provence. A popular name in Middle Ages; pet forms included Ibb, Libbe, Nibb, Tibb, Bibby, and Ellice. The Spanish form was Isabella, which is attested as a color name ("greyish-yellow") from 1600; the Isabella who gave her name to it has not been identified. Related: Isabelline.