The beautiful and talented Lilly Langtry was a popular British stage actress in the late 1800's through early 1900's and starred in multiple productions. However, her legacy is also remembered in part thanks to her reputation for building relationships with royalty - including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and Prince Louis of Battenberg. Original source: http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1180798/mrs-lillie-langtry-in-as-in-the-looking-glass-fami Staging Actresses, Actresses Image, Victorian Photos, Actresses Langtry, British Singer, Screens Actresses, Langtry Families, Lilly Langtry, Lilies Langtry
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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)
A Very Young Lillie Langtry (October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.
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".
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.