Emilie Le Breton (Lillie Langtry) - Lillie Langtry (October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

Emilie Le Breton (Lillie Langtry) - Lillie Langtry (October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

my-little-time-machine:  Lillie Langtry, 1882  by Napoleon Sarony // Have been fascinated by Lillie since watching the BBC serial. This gown! That hat! (I admit I was also arrested by the title; not sure why it's called "my little time machine" but since "Into the Lair" is a time travel novel set in Victorian England, I couldn't *not* pin it.)

my-little-time-machine: Lillie Langtry, 1882 by Napoleon Sarony // Have been fascinated by Lillie since watching the BBC serial. This gown! That hat! (I admit I was also arrested by the title; not sure why it's called "my little time machine" but since "Into the Lair" is a time travel novel set in Victorian England, I couldn't *not* pin it.)

Lillie Langtry, August 1885.  A British stage actress and singer, she was known as a "Royal Mistress" for her affairs with the Earl of Shrewsburgy, Prince Louis of Battenburg, and Albert, Prince of Wales.

Lillie Langtry, August 1885. A British stage actress and singer, she was known as a "Royal Mistress" for her affairs with the Earl of Shrewsburgy, Prince Louis of Battenburg, and Albert, Prince of Wales.

Lillie Langtry - "The Jersey Lily" - (1853-1929) - Actress, mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales and others. Oooooo, how scandalous this must have been! :O)

The mistresses of Edward V11th, King of Great Britain

Lillie Langtry - "The Jersey Lily" - (1853-1929) - Actress, mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales and others. Oooooo, how scandalous this must have been! :O)

Guy Little Theatrical Photograph | W&D Downey Photographers | V&A Search the Collections

Guy Little Theatrical Photograph

Guy Little Theatrical Photograph | W&D Downey Photographers | V&A Search the Collections

Former actress Lillie Langtry picking fruit from a tree in the garden of her home in Monaco in 1922. She achieved notoriety by being the mistress of King Edward VII. She died in Monaco in 1929. PA/PA Images/Press Association

Former actress Lillie Langtry picking fruit from a tree in the garden of her home in Monaco in 1922. She achieved notoriety by being the mistress of King Edward VII. She died in Monaco in 1929. PA/PA Images/Press Association

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 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#

Lillie Langtry (October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress.  She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

Lillie Langtry (October 13, 1853 – February 12, 1929), usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

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