Paulette Schwartzmann was a Latvian–French–Argentine chess player.
Born in Riga, she emigrated to France. Schwartzmann won the French Championship on seven occasions (1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, and 1938), although she was awarded the title only three times. She became a French citizen in 1933.
She played twice in the Women's World Chess Championship. In 1933, she took 6th at Folkestone (4th WW-ch; Vera Menchik won). In 1939, she tied for 9-10th at Buenos Aires (7th WW-ch; Vera Menchik–Stevenson won).
In September 1939, when World War II broke out, Schwartzmann, along with many other participants of the 8th Chess Olympiad had decided to stay permanently in Argentina. She was Argentine Women's Champion in 1948/1953.
Wikipedia article: Paulette Schwartzmann