Lillie Langtry
(1853-1929)

Died aged c. 76

Emilie Charlotte Langtry (née Le Breton; October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), known as Lillie (or Lily) Langtry and nicknamed "The Jersey Lily", was a British-American socialite, actress and producer. Born on the island of Jersey, upon marrying she moved to London in 1876. Her looks and personality attracted interest, commentary, and invitations from artists and society hostesses, and she was celebrated as a young woman of great beauty and charm. By 1881, she had become an actress and starred in many plays in the UK and the United States, including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons, and As You Like It, eventually running her own stage production company. In later life she performed "dramatic sketches" in vaudeville. She was also known for her relationships with noblemen, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Prince Louis of Battenberg. She was the subject of widespread public and media interest.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

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Lillie Langtry 1852-1929 Actress lived here

Cadogan Hotel, 21 Pont Street, Kensington and Chelsea, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Lillie Langtry 1852-1929 actress lived here

8 Wilton Place, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Langtry Manor Hotel Built 1877 as the Red House for the socialite, beauty and actress Lillie Langtry "The Jersey Lilly" (1853-1929) Edward Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) provided this residence to which he was a frequent visitor

Derby Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom where they lived (1877)

Rules London's Oldest Restaurant In the year Napoleon opened his campaign in Egypt, 1798, Thomas Rule promised his despairing family that he would say goodbye to his wayward past, settle down and open an oyster bar in Covent Garden. ... On the first floor, by the lattice window, was once the most celebrated table for two in London, this was the Prince of Wales' favourite spot for wining and dining the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry

35 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LB, London, United Kingdom where they wined and dined