Langtry, Lillie

orig. Emilie Charlotte Le Breton

born Oct. 13, 1853, Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands
died Feb. 12, 1929, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

British actress.

She married the socially prominent Edward Langtry in 1874 and later became known as the "Jersey Lily." A famous beauty, she caused a sensation when she became the first society woman to go on the stage, starring in She Stoops to Conquer (1881). She played to enthusiastic audiences in England and the U.S., notably in As You Like It. Her lovers included the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII). After her husband died, she married Hugo de Bathe (1899), and she later remodeled and managed the Imperial Theatre in London (1901–17).

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▪ British actress
byname of  Emilie Charlotte, Lady de Bathe , née  Le Breton , also called (1874–97)  Emilie Charlotte Langtry 
born Oct. 13, 1853, Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands
died Feb. 12, 1929, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
 British beauty and actress, known as the Jersey Lily.

      She was the daughter of the dean of Jersey. In 1874 she married Edward Langtry, who died in 1897, and in 1899 she married Hugo de Bathe, who became a baronet in 1907. In 1881 Langtry caused a sensation by being the first society woman to go on the stage, making her first notable appearance at the Haymarket Theatre, London, as Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer. For some time the critics did not take her seriously, but she became a competent actress, her most successful part being Rosalind in As You Like It. She also toured the provinces and the United States. She turned the old Aquarium Theatre in London into the Imperial Theatre, modeled on a Greek temple, and opened it under her own management in 1901. Her last appearance on the stage was in 1917. Lillie Langtry also maintained a successful racing stable at Newmarket. One of the most beautiful women of her time, she had many distinguished admirers, including the Prince of Wales, subsequently King Edward VII.

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