She spent years desperately trying to launch her opera career as she performed in front of hundreds of people across America. But little did Florence Foster Jenkins know that the customers who flocked to see her were not applauding because she was talented.
In fact, hundreds of people eagerly battled for entry into private performances so they could cheer for the 'world's worst singer', who also happened to be a wealthy socialite.
It was this secret - one which was repeatedly covered up by her husband, St Clair Bayfield - that some believe led to the death of the 'Diva of din' just two days after a large public performance, which was widely ridiculed.
Now, a film starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant is being released to tell the unusual tale. Continue ...
'World's worst singer' Florence Foster Jenkins had no idea the world mocked her terrible voice - until the truth killed her