Famous singer Claire Lescot, who lives in an Art Deco villa outside of Paris, is courted by many men, in particular by Maharajah Djorah of Nopur, and young Swedish scientist Einar Norsen. She enjoys their amorous attentions but remains emotionally aloof. At one of her lavish dinner party, Einar tells her that he will commit suicide if she does not love him. She only answers that it means that his life is not wirth much. When told that Norsen has killed himself by throwing his car in a river, she shows no feelings. At her next concert one of her discarded lovers brings some friends to encourage the audience to boo her because of her insensitivity, but she boldly holds her head up and achieves a triumph. She visits the vault in which Norsen's body lies, and discovers that his death was feigned. She agrees to come and see him the next day. Djorah, madly jealous, causes Claire to be bitten by a poisonous snake. Her body is brought to Einar's laboratory, where he restores Claire to life.