Lillie LangtryLillie Langtry
English Actress
1853 – 1929 A.D.

Mrs. Lillie Langtry, an English actress, born at Le Breton, the daughter of a clergyman in the island of Jersey. She was married in 1874 to Edward Langtry, and, as the “Jersey Lily,” was noted for her beauty in English society before she began her career upon the stage. Her début before the London public was at the Haymarket Theatre in She Stoops to Conquer, in 1881. Later she visited America where she met with popular success. Mr. Langtry died in 1897, and in 1899 she was married to Gerald de Bathe.

She appeared on the vaudeville stage in the United States in 1906 and 1912.

The social and dramatic career of this famous beauty are described in her Memoirs, published in 1918.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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