True stories are always the most sordid, and the real-life facts behind the fictional tale of Violette (1978) are among the crassest examples of callous female greed ever to reach the silver screen. Young, spoiled, vacuous Violette Nozire’s dear ma and pa take their beloved offspring at face value. If Violette presents herself as a loving goody-two-shoes and devoted daughter, what reason do her parents have to suspect that she is slinking off to the fleshpots of Paris every night to indulge in debaucheries with pimp-minded paramours who fill her head with visions of evil schemes? If only Violette had enough money to indulge herself fully, and if only her rich parents were not always looking over her shoulder. The Satanic spawn resolves to kill two birds with one stone.