O casamento de Valéria Messalina Augusta com Cláudio (terceira mulher) (38 AD) não passou de acto meramente político, pois terá tido diversos casos amorosos. Tácito e Suetónio informam que conseguiu divorciar-se para se casar com Caio Sílio. Acusaram-na de bigamia e assassinaram-na. Tem sido considerada como mulher devassa.
The marriage of Valeria Messalina Augusta and Claudius (38 AD) (his third wife), was nothing more than a purely political act, because she is believed to have had several love affairs. Suetonius and Tacitus report that she managed to divorce Claudius to marry Caius Silius. She was accused of bigamy and was murdered. She has been regarded as a licentious woman.
Unknown-'Messalina and his son (Britanicus)'-statue-marble-Roman Paris-Musée du Louvre
Unknown-'Messalina with Britanicus and Claudia Octavia'-cameo Paris-Bibliotèque Nationale de France (Cabinet de Médailles chab 228)
Hans Makart (1840-1884)-'Charlotte Wolter as Messalina'-oil on canvas-1875 Wien-Historisches Museum der Stadt
Henrique Bernardelli (1858-1936)-'Messalina'-oil on canvas-(1878-1886) Rio de Janeiro-Museu Nacional de Belas Artes
George-Antoine Rochegrosse (1859-1938)-'death of Messalina'