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.

Sultry Lillie Langtry The red-headed British beauty was considered…

The Legendary Lillie "Lily" Langtry was so popular she's been a character in books, The Who had a song about her in 1967 and there was even a paper doll of her in the 1880's-1890's.  See more at http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/10/1880s-stage-performer-german-paper-doll.html#

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

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Edwardian actress Lillie Langtry, mistress to the Prince of Wales. My new obsession (for obvious reasons).

Lillie Langtry, born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton; her father, William Corbet Le Breton, & my 3x great grandfather Francis Andrew Le Breton were brothers. When William Ewart Gladstone, then Prime Minister of Britain, asked her: "when did WE take Jersey?" she replied magnificently "you didn't, we took you!" with reference to the Norman Conquest.

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Lillie Langrtry (ca. Downey, Victorian studio photographers operating in London from the to the

Lillie Langtry. one of Edward VII's  mistresses, born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, celebrated as a young woman for her beauty and charm, and later established a reputation as an actress and producer, starring in many plays, , eventually running her own stage production.She was also known for her relationships with noblemen, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Prince Louis of Battenberg. "The Jersey Lily."

Lillie Langtry, usually spelled Lily Langtry in the United States, born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was initially celebrated as a young woman for her beauty and charm, and later established a reputation as an actress and producer.

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