Flora is a prostitute regularly visited by John Moore.

She is a guest-starring character in ‘The Alienist,’ portrayed by Emanuela Postacchini.


At some point after John Moore broke his engagement to Julia Pratt, he became a regular customer of Two-Ton Annie's brothel, expressly requesting Flora's company.

Story Edit

New York City, 1896. Flora wore an engagement ring, sitting at the dressing table of her boudoir and teasing her companion, a handsome man sitting on the edge of the bed. Above a succinct petticoat, she wore an elegant dress and her long, curly hair was decorated with a crescent moon-shaped tiara. While the man undressed her, she continued to play the part of the grumpy and treacherous fiancée. In a short time, the two erotically embraced but they were soon interrupted by Two-Ton Annie, the brothel's madame. The plump middle-aged woman said that a lad urgently asked for John Schuyler Moore and helped the client getting dressed while talking to Flora in French. In the meantime, Flora washed her nether parts in a basin near the bed. Before John left, he left a coin on Flora's hand while the young prostitute returned the ring to him.

A few days later, John visited Flora again and the two they made the same roleplay again, clearly re-evoking an event from John's past. [1]

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Flora is a beautiful woman with a slightly tanned complexion, curly mahogany hair, and hazel eyes. Due to the limited screen-time, her appearance is based exclusively on the clothes used while prostituting herself at Two-Ton Annie's brothel. A beautiful dress with puffed sleeves and refined embroidery, and a clean white petticoat underneath. The hair is styled with a crescent moon-shaped tiara. Very little is know about Flora's personality except that she appears to be a delicate and submissive young woman – especially if compared to other more tough prostitutes met by the characters – although it may be a well-studied performance in which she simply pretended to be Julia Pratt, Moore's ex-fiancée.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Flora (to Moore, pretending to be Julia): "Forgive me, John. I love him."
The Boy on the Bridge

Gallery Edit

Notes Edit

  • Unlike many of the characters in the series, Flora does not appear in the novel by Caleb Carr.

Episode Appearance Edit

The Alienist

References Edit

  1. Hossein Amini (writer) & Jakob Verbruggen (director); (January 22, 2018); "The Boy on the Bridge". Episode 1. The Alienist. TNT