American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Langtry, Lillie Known as "the Jersey Lily.” 1853-1929. British actress famous for her great beauty and her love affair with Edward VII.
- n. British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
“Starring Phill Jupitus, and featuring live music from Chumbawamba, Boff Whalley's play is subtitled "a music hall comedy" and will be performed in the recently refurbished Leeds City Varieties which has played host to Charlie Chaplin, Lillie Langtry and Harry Houdini among others.”
“Pope and Berryessa Valleys, on to AEtna Springs, and still on, into Lake County, crossing the famous Langtry Ranch.”
“A native of the Isle of Jersey, that same island from which the equally alluring Lillie Langtry sprung, Elinor and her sister Lucy, who became the first socialite couturier Lucille, also came from humble backgrounds to take London society by storm.”
“She then married Colin McFadyean, a solicitor who famously stated, when the ITV serial Lillie (Langtry) opened in 1978: "I have just seen my mother-in-law being born on television.”
“Her mother, Jeanne-Marie, was the daughter of Edward VII and Lillie Langtry and the only one of his illegitimate children he acknowledged.”
“Lillie Langtry fell from grace when she bore a child out of wedlock, and only recaptured a bit of her fascination by becoming a moderately talented actress.”
“Instrumental in creating this sensation was London-based artist Frank Miles, who specialized in watercolors of society women, and Lillie Langtry.”
“Born on the Isle of Jersey, she arrived in London in the mid-1870s with her alcoholic husband Edward Langtry and promptly entered society despite having little money.”
“Despite being vetted by such illustrious women as the Princess of Wales and Lillie Langtry, among others, the tailor-made costume seemed to the older school repellently masculine.”
“The success of his flourishing business was assured when Lillie Langtry wore one of his train-less tailor-mades to the Cowes Regatta in 1879.”
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