Imelda has mostly kind words about the dictators she has known through the years (think Mao, Castro, Qaddafi) whose framed photos are displayed throughout. "They were nice to me," she says. "The newspapers were so nasty about these people! When a leader is there for more than 10 years, he must have been doing something right for his country." Here, a photo of Imelda with Saddam Hussein sits atop the piano.
Photography by Ben Hoffman