Mabel Boll

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Mabel Boll
Mabel Boll (ca. 1920).jpg
Boll circa 1920
BornDecember 1, 1893
DiedApril 11, 1949(1949-04-11) (aged 55)
Other names"Queen of Diamonds", Mabel Boll Cella, Countess de la Porceerei, Senora Hernando Rocha-Schioos
CitizenshipAmerican
OccupationSocialite, actress
Known forActress, aviation pioneer, jewelry
Spouse(s)
Robert Scott I (m. 1909–1917)

Hernando Rocha (m. 1922–1930)

Count Henri de Porceri (m. 1931–1933)

Theodore Cella (m. 1940–1949)
ChildrenRobert Scott II (1914-1942)
Parent(s)George L. Boll
Josephine Snelgrove

Mabel Boll (December 1, 1893 – April 11, 1949) was an American socialite. In 1927 she planned, with Charles A. Levine, to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger.[1][2] She was known as the "Queen of Diamonds" as the owner of the 46.57-carat emerald-cut Mabel Boll diamond.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Boll was born on December 1, 1893 in Rochester, New York.

In 1927, Boll planned, with Charles A. Levine, to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger.[1][2]

Boll died of a stroke at the Manhattan State Hospital, the psychiatric hospital on Wards Island on April 11, 1949 at the age of 55.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Mabel Boll Dies. 'Diamond Queen'. Bartender's Daughter Owned Fabulous Gems. Balked In Efforts To Fly Atlantic". New York Times. April 12, 1949. Retrieved 2015-10-03. Mrs. Mabel Boll Cella, who wanted to be Queen of the Air when the world knew her as the Queen of Diamonds, died Sunday of a stroke in Manhattan State Hospital for the mentally ill on Wards Island. ...
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Miss Boll Meets Levine". New York Times. Associated Press. September 20, 1927. Retrieved 2015-10-04. His companions were Miss Mabel Boll, the young American who is anxious to make the transatlantic flight