Victoria Ocampo was born on April 7, 1890 in Buenos Aires in an Argentine high-society family. When she was a child, she and her five sisters received education in French and English. However, in those times, nobody considered the possibility of a young lady from a good family learning an occupation or working. And she could even less thought of becoming an actress as Victoria did in her teenage years.
Very soon she rebelled against the submissiveness she was doomed to, first to the one from her parents, then to that of her husband, developing an unusual personality. Her marriage to an ultra-conformist was a total failure but the couple had to survive for mutual convenience, in their environment, an official separation was unimaginable. In her autobiography, she retold her long and secret love story with another man. Victoria Ocampo fought for women’s rights all her life.