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Aline, Countess of Romanones

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Doña María Aline Griffith Dexter, Countess of Romanones, Grandee of Spain (born New York, 1923) is a Spanish-American aristocrat, socialite, and writer who started at the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) as a cipher clerk during World War II. She has been a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1962. Miss Griffith (as she then was) was working as a model when she was recruited to the OSS and sent to Spain, where she later met and married her husband. According to Elizabeth McIntosh's book "she started out in Madrid in the X-2 code room in 1943, on call night and day to encipher messages. She also handled a small agent net that spied on the private secretary of a minister in the Spanish government. Most of her exciting work was done after hours when she developed an extensive social life, reporting on the gossip she had overheard after a night of partying, often with Spanish aristocracy." She married Luis Figueroa y Perez de Guzmán el Bueno, Count of Quintanilla, in 1947; they had three children: The couple later became the Count and Countess of Romanones, at the death of her husband's grandfather, Alvaro Figueroa. She lives at her homes in Madrid and Pascualete,  ( Wikipedia article )

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1923

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