Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

For each epoch characterized by their idols. If you look at the retro-shots of the early XX century, we can see that they are often glimpsed the image of one and the same beauties — actress and singer Lily Elsie. She often made breaks in his profession, went through a bad marriage, but that didn't stop her from becoming the most photographed girl of the Edwardian era.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Lily Elsie popular actress at the turn of XIX—XX centuries.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Hats became a part of the image of Lily Elsie.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Lily Elsie in the role of the Merry widow.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

The real glory to the already matured, the girl comes after performing the role in London's operetta "the Merry widow" by Franz Lehar in 1907. A runaway success made Lily Elsie, the most photographed lady of the Edwardian era. Postcards with her picture were sold in Europe with incredible speed.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Pictures of Lily Elsie was almost every British soldier in the war.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

In 1911, Lily Elsie married John Ian Balloch, the son of a textile magnate. Soon Lily starts to get sick often and stops playing in the performances. In 1916, she returned to the stage, and it is again waiting for a runaway success. But after that takeoff actress again throws the theater. She's recovering with her husband in the village where he lives for 10 years. Marriage does not bring Lily Elsie I wish you happiness. The absence of children only exacerbates the misunderstanding between the spouses. In 1930, they divorced.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Brilliant, but shy Lily Elsie.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Lily Elsie — a girl with cards.

Life as flash: as was the fate of the most photographed girls of the early XX century

Lily Elsie is a British actress and singer.

Keywords: The twentieth century | Actress | UK | Life | Card | Theatre | Photography

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