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Margot Fonteyn, photographed by Norman Parkinson in 1951.

Prima ballerina assoluta, Margot Fonteyn is wearing an evening dress by Bianca Mosca of London, 1949, Beaton.

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (1919 -1991) British ballerina widely regarded as among Greatest Classical Ballet Dancers of All Time. Entire career w/ Royal Ballet; appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of Co by Queen Elizabeth II. Born to British Father, half-Irish half-Brazilian Mother. Maternal grandfather - Brazilian Industrialist Fontes. She transformed "Fontes" into "Fonteyn" Margaret - Margot.

Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq performing at photographer Gjon Mili's studio, 1951.