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This article refers to Langtry, Lillie. For other uses, see Langtry (disambiguation).

Lillie Langtry (née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, nicknamed the Jersey Lily) (13 October 185312 February 1929) was a British actress born on the island of Jersey in 1853. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Langtry is an English surname and may also refer to: // Langtry [1], is an English surname of habitational origin which derives from three settlements in Devon, Oxfordshire, and Lancashire called Langtree, from Old English lang, long ‘long’, ‘tall’ + treow ‘tree’. William Langtry [2], son of William Langtry was born on... Categories: Historical stubs ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Lillie Langtry, depicted with a Jersey lily in her hair by Frank Miles

Emilie Le Breton was the only daughter of the Dean of Jersey, Rev. William Corbet le Breton, having six brothers. She was educated by a French governess, her brothers' tutor. sketch of lillie langtry by frank miles File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... sketch of lillie langtry by frank miles File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A dean, in a church context, is a cleric holding certain positions of authority within a religious hierarchy. ...

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Marriage

In 1874, Emilie married Irish landowner Edward Langtry. One of her attractions to him was the fact that he possessed a yacht, and she insisted that he take her away from the Channel Islands. Eventually they set up home in London. She did not begin her stage career until several years later, after her husband became bankrupt. [1]Her début before the London public (December, 1881) was at the Haymarket Theatre in She Stoops to Conquer.[2]The following autumn she made her first appearance in America, with a popular success which she repeated subsequently, though the critics generally condemned her interpretations of rôles such as Pauline in the Lady of Lyons or Rosalind in As You Like It.[2]Mr. Langtry died in 1897, and in 1899 she was married to Sir Hugo Gerald de Bathe, Bart.[2]In 1903 she starred in America in The Crossways, written by her in collaboration with J. Hartley Manners.[2]She returned to America in 1906 and again in 1912, appearing in vaudeville.[2] Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Haymarket Theatre, ca. ... She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in 1773. ... Walter Deverell,The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind, 1853 William Shakespeares As You Like It is a pastoral comedy written in 1599 or early 1600. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the brush-footed butterfly species, see Euthalia nais. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... British playwright who wrote Peg o My Heart, which starred his wife, Laurette Taylor on Broadway in one of her greatest stage triumphs, although she did not appear in the film version that he wrote and produced. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Relationships, affairs and scandals

Lillie Langtry - 1899"The Degenerates"
Lillie Langtry - 1899
"The Degenerates"

Langtry had many notable lovers, most of them prominent and well-connected men of the time. Her heyday as a society beauty culminated in her becoming a semi-official mistress to the Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria's son Albert Edward ("Bertie"), the future king Edward VII. Her relationship with Edward cooled when she infuriated him by becoming intoxicated at a party and slipping and falling after stepping on a piece of ice. [3] For some time he didn't even see her. Nevertheless he remained fond of her and spoke well of her as a theatre actress. He later (possibly to rid himself of the affair) encouraged Prince Louis of Battenberg, to replace him as Langtry's lover. Bertie once complained to her, "I've spent enough on you to build a battleship," whereupon she tartly replied, "And you've spent enough in me to float one." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the title Prince of Wales. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. ... Prince Louis of Battenberg Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea...


In 1881 she gave birth to a daughter, Jeanne Marie Langtry. This child's father was definitely not Lillie's husband, and was reportedly her lover at the time, Prince Louis of Battenberg. When Prince Louis confessed to his parents he was the father of Lillie's baby, he was assigned to the warship HMS Inconstant, and Lillie, after receiving some money, retired to the country. A recent biography[citation needed] of Langtry suggests that another of her extramarital lovers, Arthur Jones, may have been Jeanne Marie's father, although Prince Louis's son, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, always maintained that it in fact was his father.[citation needed] Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Jeanne Marie Langtry Malcolm (8 March 1881 - 1964) was the illegitimate daughter of the actress Lillie Langtry. ... Prince Louis of Battenberg Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea... Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC (25 June 1900–27 August 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ...

Langtry as Mrs de Bathe c. 1915
Langtry as Mrs de Bathe c. 1915

Other lovers included wealthy Britons Robert Peel and George Baird. Among her friends were the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and the American artist James McNeill Whistler. She was for a time the manager of the Imperial Theatre and also produced red wine at her 4,200 acre (17 km²) winery in Lake County, California, which she purchased in 1888 and sold in 1906. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... Self portrait (1872) James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... Lake County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


American citizenship and after

In 1887, Langtry became an American citizen, and divorced her husband the same year in California. A letter of condolence written by her to a widow reads in part: "I too have lost a husband, but alas! it was no great loss", [4] In 1899, she married the much younger Hugo Gerald de Bathe, who would inherit a baronetcy, and became a leading owner in the horse-racing world, before retiring to Monte Carlo. Her last years of acting were performed in vaudeville. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... United States citizenship is membership of the United States political system. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Monmouth Racetrack in New Jersey in May 2005. ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


She resided during her final years in a home in Monaco, with her husband living separate from her a short distance away. During this period the two saw one another only when she called on him for social gatherings, or in brief private encounters. Her constant companion during this time was her close friend, Mathilda Peat, the widow of Lillie's deceased butler. Langtry died in Monaco in 1929, and was buried in the graveyard of St. Saviour's Church in Jersey – the church of which her father had been rector. For other uses, see Butler (disambiguation). ...


Cultural influence

A Jersey Lily by Millais
A Jersey Lily by Millais

Langtry's nickname, "The Jersey Lily", was taken from the Jersey lily flower (Amaryllis belladonna) – a symbol of Jersey. The nickname was popularised by a portrait entitled A Jersey Lily, painted by Sir John Everett Millais, a fellow-countryman. (According to tradition, they spoke Jèrriais to each other during the sittings.) The painting caused great interest when exhibited at the Royal Academy, but Lillie is holding a Guernsey lily (Nerine sarniensis) in the painting rather than a Jersey lily, as no Jersey lilies were available at Covent Garden during the sittings. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name L. Amaryllis is a monotypic (only one species) genus of plant also known as the Belladonna Lily or naked ladies. ... Sir John Everett Millais Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... Jèrriais is the form of the Norman language spoken in Jersey, in the Channel Islands. ... The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, England. ... The Guernsey Lily is a South African plant (Nerine sarniensis) with handsome lilylike flowers, naturalized on the island of Guernsey. ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ...

Caricature of Langtry, from Punch, Christmas 1890. The soap box on which she sits is a reference to the Millais painting, Bubbles
Caricature of Langtry, from Punch, Christmas 1890. The soap box on which she sits is a reference to the Millais painting, Bubbles

Besides sitting for Millais, Frank Miles and Sir Edward Poynter, she is also depicted in works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (552x820, 21 KB)Caricature from Punch magazine of Lily Langtry. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (552x820, 21 KB)Caricature from Punch magazine of Lily Langtry. ... Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Sir John Everett Millais Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (June 8, 1829 – August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... George Frank Miles (1852-1891) was a well-known painter in London. ... Cave of the Storm Nymphs (1903) Edward Poynter, private collection Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, KB (March 20, 1836 – July 26, 1919) was a British painter, designer, draughtsman and art administrator. ... Love Among the Ruins, by Edward Burne-Jones. ...


She used her high public profile to endorse commercial products such as cosmetics and soap, becoming an early example of celebrity endorsement.


Langtry's story was dramatised by London Weekend Television in 1978 as Lillie, with Francesca Annis in the title role. Annis had previously played Langtry in two episodes of ATV's Edward the Seventh. She was also portrayed on film by Lillian Bond in The Westerner, and by Ava Gardner in the 1972 movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. In the latter movie, the title character, played by Paul Newman, has a life-long obsession with Langtry. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Lillie is a British television serial made by London Weekend Television for ITV and broadcast in 1978. ... Francesca Annis as Lady Macbeth in Roman Polanskis Macbeth (1971). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Edward the Seventh was a TV drama series, made by Granada in 13 one-hour episodes. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 western movie written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman (at the height of his career, between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting). ...


A heavily fictionalized incarnation of Langtry was performed by Stacy Haiduk in the 1996 television series Kindred: The Embraced. In the series, Langtry is the immortal leader of a sect of vampires living in the present day. Stacy Haiduk (born April 24, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Kindred: The Embraced was a 1996 Fox television series/vampire soap opera, produced by Aaron Spelling. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ...


Langtry is also a featured character in the tongue-in-cheek western novel, Slocum and the Jersey Lily by Jake Logan. She figures prominently in "Death at Epsom Downs" by Robin Paige, the pseudonym of Bill and Susan Wittig Albert who write a series of Victorian novels featuring actual people. Cover of a book by Louis LAmour, one of Western fictions most prolific authors. ... // Introduction Jake Logan is a fictional character from the game Tachyon: The Fringe by Novalogic. ...


In the 1940 film The Westerner Walter Brennan plays Judge Roy Bean who is obsessed with Langtry. He spares Gary Cooper's character from hanging after he claims to know Langtry. The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... Judge Roy Bean Roy Bean Phantly Roy Bean, the Hangin Judge, (c. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ...


Jenny Seagrove played her in Incident at Victoria Falls (1991 TV film). Jenny Seagrove (born on 4 July 1957 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is an English actress. ... Incident at Victoria Falls was the second and final film in the proposed series of tv films Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years. ...


The song Pictures of Lily, written in 1966 by Pete Townshend and performed by The Who, is about a young man who has his childhood's problems resolved by "Pictures of Lily" put in his bedroom by his father to help him to sleep at night. Pictures of Lily is a single by the British rock band The Who. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ...


The fictitious character Irene Adler, who bested Sherlock Holmes when he sought an incriminating photograph of her and a European monarch, is thought to have been based upon Langtry. Irene Adler is a fictional character featured in the Sherlock Holmes story A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in July, 1891. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ...


Places connected with Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry's grave in Saint Saviour, Jersey, is regularly visited by tourists and admirers
Lillie Langtry's grave in Saint Saviour, Jersey, is regularly visited by tourists and admirers

The town of Langtry, Texas, was not named for her, although its most illustrious inhabitant, Judge Roy Bean, was an ardent admirer, naming the saloon where he held court "The Jersey Lily". Bean himself spread the rumor about the town's name. He also built an opera house in anticipation of a visit, and Mrs. Langtry appeared there after Bean's death. (The town was named for railroad supervisor George Langtry.) The Langtry Manor hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, was built as a romantic retreat for Lillie and the Prince of Wales, Edward VII. - of course it was not built as a hotel but as a private house. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 795 KB) Portrait bust sculpture of Lillie Langtry at her grave in churchyard of St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 795 KB) Portrait bust sculpture of Lillie Langtry at her grave in churchyard of St. ... Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor, is situated in St. ... Langtry is a town located in Val Verde County, Texas, United States, notable as the location of Judge Roy Bean, the law west of the Pecos. In 1990 Langtry had a population of 145. ... Judge Roy Bean Roy Bean Phantly Roy Bean, the Hangin Judge, (c. ... New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera Bolshoi Theatre. ... , Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ...

Blue plaque at the Cadogan Hotel, London

Lillie Langtry lived at 21 Pont Street, London from 1892 to 1897. Although from 1895 the building was actually the Cadogan Hotel, she would stay in her old bedroom there. A blue plaque on the hotel commemorates this, and the hotel's restaurant is named Langtry's in her honour. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (945x721, 140 KB) Blue plaque to Lillie Langtry on the Cadogan Hotel, 22 Pont Street London, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (945x721, 140 KB) Blue plaque to Lillie Langtry on the Cadogan Hotel, 22 Pont Street London, England. ... Blue plaque to Lillie Langtree The Cadogan Hotel is one of Londons most prestigious luxury hotels and restaurants. ... St Columbas Church on Pont Street Blue plaque commemorating the actress Lillie Langtry in Pont Street Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge and Belgravia, central London, England (postcode SW1), not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west. ... Blue plaque to Lillie Langtree The Cadogan Hotel is one of Londons most prestigious luxury hotels and restaurants. ... A blue plaque showing information about The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay. ...


Merman Cottage in Saint Brelade, Jersey, was purported to be owned and occupied by Lillie Langtry (Merman was also the name of one of her racehorses). However there is no record in the Public Registry of Jersey of any transactions by Emilie Charlotte Le Breton. St. ...


In the Golden Triangle area of Norwich, England, there is a public house named the Lillie Langtry, which is decorated in the Edwardian theatre style and has articles from newspapers of the time and old documents celebrating the talent of Lillie Langtry. The Golden Triangle (oftern refered to as the GT by the youth of the area)is an area covering several parishes in the city of Norwich, United Kingdom. ... Norwich (pronounced IPA: ) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England. ...


There is also a public house named the "Lillie Langtry" on Lillie Road in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London borough in West London and forms part of Inner London. ...

The Lillie Langtry pub in Fulham, London.
The Lillie Langtry pub in Fulham, London.

Lillie Langtry stayed at Teddy's Nook. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Built by Henry Pease, on Saltburn by the Sea Bank for his own habitation, this sturdy sandstone house was first named The Cottage. The following stories (weather fact or fiction is not known) all relate to this house. ...


Notes

The Jersey Lily Public House can also be found at the top of Balck Boy Hill in bristol

  1. ^ See http://www.lillielangtry.com/Society.htm
  2. ^ a b c d e New_International_Encyclopedia
  3. ^ See http://www.lillielangtry.com/fall.htm
  4. ^ Letter in the Curtis Theatre Collection, University of Pittsburgh.

The New International Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia first published in the 1910s. ...

Book

Langtry, Lillie, The Days I Knew, 1925. (Autobiography.) Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


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Lillie Langtry [1] (née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, nicknamed the Jersey Lily) (13 October 1853 12 February 1929) was a British actress and courtesan born on the island of Jersey in 1853.
Langtry's heyday as a society beauty and courtesan culminated in her becoming a semi-official mistress to the Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria's son Albert Edward ("Bertie"), the future king Edward VII.
Lillie Langtry's story was dramatised by London Weekend Television in 1978 as Lillie, with Francesca Annis in the title role.
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