Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she shared her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.
Elisabeth of France, by Villandrando. Isabel de Borbon, born Elisabeth to Henry IV & Marie de Medicis, was the wife of Philip IV of Spain. Elisabeth was a renowned beauty and a patroness of arts and theatre in Spain. Her son Carlos Balthasar died shortly after his 16th birthday prompting Philip to remarry due to Elisabeth's untimely death. Her daugther Marie-Therese would marry Louis XIV and her great-grandson would eventually take the throne of Spain.