As the vixen of her day, Nesbit had many suitors and was eventually caught up with lauded architect Standford White. After some sleazy scheming on his end, the pair wound up in bed together. Nesbit would later admit to her future husband, Harry Kendall Thaw, that White had raped her that night. Thaw, it should be noted, was a pistol-carrying cocaine addict. Perhaps then, it was no surprise that when Thaw ran into White at the theatre during a piece entitled, "I Could Love A Million Girls," Thaw shot White in the face in what became known as "The Murder of the Century."