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Anna Pavlova was prima ballerina of Russian Imperial Theatre, she is most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan.She was born in St Petersburg but never told about her native father; upon rumors he was a Jewish Russian banker. Her raise began in 1901 when Matilda Kshesinkaya took her as her sub, she was certain Pavlova would fail in her role. Pavlova performed a lot in Russia and Europe, then left for England. Her last words before her death were, "Get my 'Swan' costume ready'.