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Lillie Langtry - "The Jersey Lily" - (1853-1929) - Actress, mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales and others. Oooooo, how scandalous this must have been! :O)

Sultry Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) The red-headed British beauty was considered the aesthetic ideal in Victorian England, and, though she was married, became the official mistress of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). The couple appeared at fashionable parties and at the racetrack together, until she appeared at a costume party wearing the same costume as the future King. He was furious. But instead of apologizing, Lillie dropped a piece of ice down his back. He ended the affair.

Though today we'd scarcely bat an eye at the image of a pregnant celebrity, during the Victorian era it was rather uncommon for a women (be she famous or not) to be photographed (as stage actress Lilly Langtry was here) when she was in the "family way".

Lillie Langtry, August 1885. A British stage actress and singer, she was known as a "Royal Mistress" for her affairs with the Earl of Shrewsburgy, Prince Louis of Battenburg, and Albert, Prince of Wales.

Lillie Langtry, 1882. Look at that matching along the seams.

Maude Fealy ♥ late 1800's or early 1900's - Actress & glamour girl of her day. Nice summation of her life here: stuffnobodycaresa...

Edwardian actress Lillie Langtry, mistress to the Prince of Wales

Lillie Langtry, American Stage Actress & Singer, in an 1882 photo by Napoleon Sarony.

The Jersey Lily - Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) British actress, mistress of King Edward VII and painted by Millais and Burne-Jones.

Actress and socialite Lillie Langtry photographed by William Downey, 1885