Langtry, Lillie


Langtry, Lillie
(1853-1929)
   Born in Jersey, England, as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, Lillie Langtry shocked London society when she became an actress despite having married into the wealthy elite. She had a notorious affair with the Prince of Wales and was celebrated as one of the great beauties of the age, often referred to as "The Jersey Lily." Langtry's American stage debut in a revival of Tom Taylor's The Unequal Match in 1882 was a success and she attempted Shakespeare (Macbeth and As You Like It), but she was most appreciated in contemporary plays. Langtry acted in the United States as frequently as she did in England and had popular successes in Gossip (1895) and The Degenerates (1900), a play which generated considerable controversy over its depiction of high society scandals. Critics tended to praise Langtry's beauty and charm more than her acting, but she had won respect for her talent by the time she retired in 1918.

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  • Langtry, Lillie — orig. Emilie Charlotte Le Breton born Oct. 13, 1853, Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands died Feb. 12, 1929, Monte Carlo, Monaco British actress. She married the socially prominent Edward Langtry in 1874 and later became known as the Jersey Lily. A… …   Universalium

  • Langtry, Lillie — orig. Emilie Charlotte Le Breton (13 oct. 1853, islade Jersey, islas anglonormandas–12 feb. 1929, Montecarlo, Mónaco). Actriz británica. En 1874 se casó con Edward Langtry, un hombre de destacada posición social, y más tarde llegó a ser conocida… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Langtry,Lillie — Lang·try (lăngʹtrē), Lillie. Known as “the Jersey Lily.” 1853 1929. British actress famous for her great beauty and her love affair with Edward VII. * * * …   Universalium

  • Langtry, Lillie —  (1853–1929) British actress; but her nickname was The Jersey Lily …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Lillie Langtry — depicted with a Jersey lily in her hair by Frank Miles Born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton 13 October 1853(1853 10 13) Jersey, Chann …   Wikipedia

  • Lillie Langtry — Lillie Langtry. Retrato de Lillie Langtry …   Wikipedia Español

  • Langtry — Langtry, Lillie, geborne L. Breton, engl. Schauspielerin, geb. 1852 auf der Insel Jersey, vermählte sich 1874 mit L. aus Belfast und ging 1881 zur Bühne über, auf der sie bald sowohl in den Hauptrollen moderner Schau und Lustspiele als auch in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lillie Langtry — noun British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853 1929) • Syn: ↑Langtry, ↑Jersey Lillie, ↑Emilie Charlotte le Breton • Instance Hypernyms: ↑actress * * * Lillie Langtry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lillie — (as used in expressions) Langtry Lillie Lillie Beatrice Gladys Lillie Louise Fontanne * * * …   Universalium

  • Lillie — (as used in expressions) Langtry, Lillie Lillie, Beatrice (Gladys) Lillie Louise Fontanne …   Enciclopedia Universal