According to unsourced genealogical data reported by Michael Legrand, she was born Angélique Émilie Alice Raingo on 19 February 1844 in Paris to Denis Lucien Alphonse Raingo and his wife Jeanne Coralie Boulade. In 1876, Ernest Hoschedé commissioned Monet to paint panels for his salon in the château de Rottembourg at Montgeron, near Paris. Ernest Hoschedé went bankrupt in 1877. Ernest, Alice, and their children moved into a house in Vétheuil with Monet, Monet's first wife Camille, and the Monets' two sons, Jean and Michel. Ernest, however, spent most of his time in Paris. After Camille Monet's death in 1879, Monet and Alice (along with the children from the two respective families) continued living together at Poissy and later at Giverny.
Ernest Hoschedé died in 1891 and Alice agreed to marry Monet in 1892. Alice died in 1911. Her children (by Ernest Hoschedé) were Blanche (who married Claude's son, Jean Monet), Germaine, Suzanne, Marthe, Jean-Pierre, and Jacques.