Natalie "Natasha" Sorokin (also Sorokine; 1921–1967) was a French woman who had affairs with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. In some cases, Simone de Beauvoir's rendez-vous were structured around philosophy lessons. Exasperated at having to discuss Kant before climbing into Beauvoir's bed, the student Natalie Sorokin called Beauvoir "a clock in a refrigerator."
In June 1943 Sorokin's mother complained to the school authorities that Beauvoir had led her daughter astray. Beauvoir was accused of behavior leading to the corruption of a minor and her teaching license was suspended for the rest of her life. Sorokin later said her relationship with Beauvoir and Sartre came to an end when she found this relationship serving only one party.
After recovering from her trauma, Sorokin started writing and worked for radio. She later married Ivan Moffat, the son of the British actress and poet Iris Tree and artist and photographer Curtis Moffat. Their marriage broke up at the start of the 1950s, leaving a daughter, Lorna.
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