Anais Toudouze was born in the Ukraine in 1822. She moved to Paris, and married Monsieur Desgrange around 1848. She used her maiden name for her fashion illustrations.
She engraved fashion illustrations for more than 35 magazines, including Monde Elegant de 1850, Magazine des Demoiselles, Modes de Paris de 1857 and Moniteur de la Toilette.
Anais Toudouze had a daughter Isabelle Desgrange (1850-1907) who was also a prolific fashion illustrator for many fashion magazines at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Anais died in Paris in 1899 when she was 77 years old.