The 11 most beautiful women of the early XX centuryPictolic
The Edwardian era (the reign of the British king Edward VII — 1901 to 1910) is known for its beautiful and talented women. Standards of beauty vary from decade to decade, and at that time were in fashion pale skin and blond hair — no. Not too much like common today, the idea of beauty, right? But who said that you need to meet certain standards to be beautiful?
We present you a list of the 11 most beautiful women of the Edwardian era according to the website Vintage Everyday.
Gladys Constance Cooper was an English actress whose career has spanned seven decades. Starting his career on stage as a teenager in the musical Comedy, MIME and, later, she began to play leading roles in dramatic performances and silent films before the First world war. After she became head of the London Playhouse, where he also played a huge number of roles, for which he received many accolades, including from the famous playwright William Somerset. Gladys also regularly appeared on stages of theatres of the West End and Broadway, and even three times was nominated for the award "Oscar".
Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer in Edwardian era, best known for his role in the London production of the Opera by Franz Lehar "the Merry widow". Starting his career as a child, in the 1890s, Elsie earned a reputation as a good actress thanks to roles in musical comedies. After she played in several more successful operettas and musicals. Delighting people with its beauty and charm, Elsie became one of the most photographed Actresses of the early twentieth century.
Marie Doro was an American actress beginning of the silent film era. When Marie was still a chorister, she drew the attention of impresario Charles Froman, who later invited her to perform several roles in theater on Broadway. There she has worked with the famous actor of the time William Diletta ("Sherlock Holmes") and her career was influenced by these two experienced mentors. Though Marie usually played simple single type of role, yet she proved herself as a reasonable, well-developed and clever actress.
Mod Feli — American actress of the era of silent cinema, which, however, could find themselves in the era of sound cinema. At the age of three years she first came on the scene with his mother, Margaret feely, and then played the role in the production based on the novel "quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz, where once again appeared on the scene with her mother. After Mod toured England with a production of "Sherlock Holmes", in which he played alongside William Gillette, and we and in the period from 1902 to 1905 she often collaborated with Henry Irving, taking part in his productions.
Aida Overton Walker, known as the Queen of Kikuoka, was an African-American vaudeville actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Along with her husband and partner, she participated in many performances of the time.
Ethel Clayton is an American actress who played many roles in movies without sound. Her debut took place in 1909, in a short film called "Justified". Career developed gradually, and Ethel began to appear in more and more films, mainly appearing in musical comedies and musicals. She played more than 180 film roles.
Ethel Warwick is a British stage actress. She became known for roles in such productions as "the Bigamist" (1916), "Magistrate" (1921) and "the Baby bachelor" (1932). In adolescence, before the start of the career of the actress, Ethel was Nude model posing including the famous portrait painter James McNeill Whistler.
Minnie brown — actress, who from 1902 to 1918, worked in Russia and the far East. She was one of the few very successful African-American Actresses who worked in those years in Russia, among whom was Ollie Bargain, pearl Hobson and Georgette Harvey.
Evelyn Nesbit, popular American chorus girl and artist's model of the early XX century. In those years, her face and figure were everywhere, appearing in Newspapers published thousands of copies, on the covers of magazines, Souvenirs and calendars.
Julia James was an actress from London. She began her career at the Aldwych theatre under the direction of Seymour Hicks played the role in the play "the Chatterbox" (1905). Then she also played in the musical "Girl of Gottenberg", in productions of "Havana" and "Our miss Gibbs".
American actress of Belgian origin Camille Clifford was the epitome of the so-called Gibson girls — the ideal of female beauty, created by American Illustrator Charles Gibson at the turn of XIX and XX centuries. Her high hair and a figure resembling an hourglass, largely determines the style of girls of Gibson. Pictures of Camille, made Lizzie Casaul Smith in 1905 often appear in books of fashion history to illustrate the Edwardian style. Signature style the Camille — a long elegant gown and tightly laced into a corset 40-inch waist.