Also noteworthy: Gibson was a Nazi sympathizer. After leaving Brulatour and New York, she spent the rest of her life in Paris, apart from four years during WWII when she lived in Italy. She’s rumored to have been a Nazi spy, but whether or not that’s true, she renounced her allegiance in 1944, and was promptly arrested as an anti-Fascist agitator and imprisoned in Milan. She escaped, along with journalist Indro Montanelli and General Bartolo Zambon, and was helped to freedom by the Archbishop of Milan.

Best link to elsewhere on Wikipedia: As remarkable as Gibson’s story is, it’s not exactly unique. Three years after she survived the Titanic, silent film actress Rita Jolivet survived the sinking of the Lusitania, the British ocean liner whose sinking by a German U-boat pushed the U.S. closer to entering WWI. While she didn’t make a movie about the sinking, she did testify in court when the steamship company tried to limit liability payments. Jolivet lost her brother-in-law when the ship went down, and then her sister, who killed herself while grieving her husband. Like Gibson, Jolivet had two short, tumultuous marriages before settling down in Europe. Unlike Gibson, she married for a third time and started a family—which includes her great-grand-nephew, Finn Wolfhard.

Further down the Wormhole: While nearly all of Gibson’s film work is lost to history, she may still be immortalized in one of our greatest films. It’s widely speculated that Orson Welles based the character Susan Alexander in part on Gibson when he made Citizen Kane. The original print of the consensus best film ever made was also destroyed in a studio fire, but the film was restored from an early copy of the original. It was further restored for a 50th anniversary re-release in theaters. Paramount released the film, (originally an RKO production), but at that point the rights belonged to Turner Broadcasting System, a basic cable umbrella that includes TBS, TNT, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, and Cartoon Network, and is now owned by Time Warner. Turner was one of Atlanta, Georgia’s most iconic companies, alongside Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Arby’s, Chick-Fil-A, and Waffle House. The ubiquitous Southern chain opened its first location in 1955, and settled on the name because waffles were the most profitable of its 16 menu items. We’ll take a look at the surprisingly long and detailed history of everyone’s favorite breakfast food (and if it isn’t your favorite, we regret to inform you that you’re wrong) next week.