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Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

from museworthy

Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

The beautiful Evelyn Nesbit was at the center of a massive murder mystery. The scandal produced what was called "The Trial of the Century!" Here she is in happier times.

from Music Hall Rendezvous

The Murder of Stanford White: A Real Edwardian Scandal

One of the most famous scandals was that of the murder Stanford White, which revolved around actress Evelyn Nesbit.


EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.