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Diane Chess
Diane Chess • 2 years ago

Russian ballerina, actress, and muse Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960) in costume for her 1908 debut role as the title character for a single private performance of Oscar Wilde's 'Salomé', in which she stripped nude in the course of the Dance of the Seven Veils.

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Ida Rubinstein was a Russian ballerina, actress, patron and Belle Époque figure. She was orphaned at an early age and had, by the standard of Russian ballet, little formal training. Tutored by Mikhail Fokine, she made her debut in 1908 with a performance of Oscar Wilde's Salomé.

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