Lil Langtree cigar box label

Back | Group | Next

Lillie Langtree (1853-1929)
Birth Name: Emilie Charlotte Le Breton

Known as The Jersey Lily, she was a popular and internationally known actress acclaimed for her great beauty.  She married Edward Langtry in 1874 and was the first society woman to appear on stage.  Her beauty brought her to the attention of the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII and became his mistress.  In 1887 Lillie became an American citizen and divorced her husband the same year in California.  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.   She continued to perform and tour internationally well into her sixties.

Two Lillies    Pic 1    Pic 2    Pic 3

|The Arts Main|Themes|Home|4Sale|