Date of Birth: 1438.
Profession: Madame of La Rosa Colta.
There isn't much information about Paola in the history books, but the Florentine archives reveal that she was orphaned at age 8 when her parents were killed at sea. Left with a choice between joining a nunnery and prostitution, she began a life on the streets.
At 16, she vanishes from the records, only to reappear at age 20 when she was arrested for murdering a city guard. On an interesting note, Giovanni Auditore represented her in court, winning the case on a self-defence plea.
Released from prison, Paola went on to start her own brothel to protect other unfortunate women of the street.