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Lillie Langtry
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Actress
    (October 13, 1853-February 12, 1929)
    Born in Island of Jersey
    Birth name was Emilie Charlotte Le Breton
    Nicknamed ‘The Jersey Lily’
    Sat for famous portraits by John Everett Millais, Frank Miles and Sir Edward Burne-Jones
    Mistress of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
    Acted in plays ‘She Stoops to Conquer,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘As You Like It,’ ‘The Walls of Jericho,’ ‘The Degenerates’ and ‘Lady of Lyons’
    She was an unruly child.
    She married her first husband in part to get away from the Channel Islands.
    She was a famous mistress before she became a famous actress.
    She gave birth to Prince Louis of Battenberg’s child while still married to her first husband.
    She endorsed soap and makeup at the height of her fame.
    The night after her American debut, the theatre burned down.
    She virtually abandoned her daughter and didn’t mention her in her autobiography.
    In her final years she could only find work in vaudeville.
    Her second husband didn’t attend her funeral, and she left him nothing in her will.
    She was an only daughter with six brothers.
    She first entered the public eye when a number of renowned artists painted her portrait.
    When the Prince of Wales tired of her, he encouraged Prince Louis of Battenberg to pursue her.
    She took up acting, encouraged by Oscar Wilde, when her first husband went bankrupt.
    If not the best actress of her era, she was one of the most popular.
    Roy Bean, famed Justice of the Peace, named the town of Langtry, Texas after her.
    She was the first woman to 'break the bank' at Monte Carlo (1907).
    She starred in 'His Neighbor's Wife' (1913), directed by Edwin S. Porter.
    Pete Townshend wrote ‘Pictures of Lily’ about her.

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