Marie-Louise Ritz, born Beck, was born in Alsace on the 29th October 1867 as daughter of a hotelier family. Her mother owned a small hotel in Menton.
On the 16th January 1888 the 38 year old Caesar Ritz married the well educated and multi-lingual young lady who was only 21 years old. Before the marriage of Marie-Louise Beck and Caesar Ritz there was a long period of friendship and companionship, a time of getting to know each other. The wedding of Marie-Louise Beck and Caesar Ritz took place in Cannes. From his home village Niederwald Caesar Ritz's brother Josef, at that time council of the district of East Raron, was present. Marie-Louise Ritz gave birth to two sons: Charles and René Ritz.