"Frau Gréy . . . is a sophisticated woman of the world"

     Valerie Gréy  (1845 - 1934) was  an author, playwright, actress, and the artistic director of her own theater in the First District. Lueger first met her in 1881 when he became legal counsel for her theater. There is no definite proof if she and Lueger shared more than a very close friendship or if she were Jewish, although the closeness ended in the late 1880’s as Lueger ran for parliament and became openly anti-Semitic. Gréy continued to write and act into her 80’s