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Lillie Langtry Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Height, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 13, 2022

Short Biography

Lillie Langtry was born on 13-10-1853 in Saint Saviour, Jersey. She was a British-American Film Actress, Theatre Actress, Film Producer, Socialite, Writer & Author who known for her work in Hollywood.

Other Name: Lily Langtry, Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, The Jersey Lily, Emilie Charlotte Langtry
Other Professions: Theatre Actress Film Producer Socialite Writer Author
Appearance: Hollywood

Lillie Langtry Complete Bio & Career

 A French governess and the tutor of her brothers educated her. Closely supervised neither of her father, who was known for his many women affairs nor of their sick mother, she developed despite its traditional upbringing and her family background to a young woman who is very much in their self-confidence and their physical appearance different from their more moderately educated counterparts.  
On March 9, 1874, Langtry married after reluctant approval by her parents, the Irish landowner and merchant Edward Langtry. She joked later in her life that one day a wonderful yacht cruised into the harbour; she had met the owner and fell in love with the yacht. To become the mistress of the yacht, she married Edward Langtry. Langtry was disheartened very quickly in their marriage. Edward Langtry was less wealthy than she had guessed, and they did not spend their time in London, as his wife had hoped, but partly in Jersey, partly on Edward Langtry's yacht, and partly in their house on the Southampton Waterfront, In April 1879, Lillie began an affair with Louis Alexander of Battenberg, although at that time she still had a relationship with an old friend, Arthur Clarence Jones. In June 1880, she became pregnant. Her husband could not be the father, and Prince Louis believed that the child was his. Lillie received money from the Prince of Wales and withdrew in Paris with Arthur Jones. Here on 8 March 1881 her daughter, Jeanne Marie, was born.
On Dec 1881, "Jersey Lily," as her nickname, debuted at the Theater Royal Haymarket with the play She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith. The audience came to see the mistress of the prince, and so began her career. With her natural beauty, charm, and talent, she dominated society. In the fall of 1882, she went on a tour of America; with the pieces as you like it and the theatre critics passionately celebrated The Lady of Lyons. Artists such as Sir John Everett Millais and George Frank Miles painted them, and Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) lay at her feet and later helped her in her theatrical career.Hairstyles, dresses and bathing articles were named after her, and advertising earned her extra money. In America, she ran a vineyard, a winery, and a stud farm. She was the first woman in a jockey club, with a little trick of course. She created a male name under which her horses ran. In the United States, she divorced from her husband in 1897 and married a year later in California Sir Hugo de Bathe and became Lady de Bathe. In 1929, Lillie died in Monte Carlo; her urn was buried in the family grave in the cemetery of St. Savior on the Channel Island of Jersey.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Lillie Langtry died on 12-02-1929 in Monte Carlo, Monaco at the age of 75.

DEATHDAY 12 February,1929 (Sunday)

Lillie Langtry Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father William Corbet Le Breton
Mother Emilie Davis Martin
Siblings Not Known
Ex-husband Edward Langtry (1874-1887)
Husband Hugo Gerald de Bathe (1889-1929)
Daughter Jeanne Marie Langtry Malcolm

She was born to William Corbet Le Breton and Emilie Davis Martin. She was married two times. First to Edward Langtry (1874-1887) and then to Hugo Gerald de Bathe (1889-1929). Together the couple had a daughter named Jeanne Marie Langtry Malcolm.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Jersey
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New York City, New York, US
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Married
Debut First Film - His Neighbor's Wife (1913)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lillie Langtry

  • Her granddaughter, Lady Helen Mary Malcolm (1918-2010), became one of the first BBC radio announcers.
  • In the 1970s," The BBC" shot a 13 part series about the life of Lillie Langtry's.
  • Her nickname "Jersey Lillie" originated from an amaryllis, which is a symbol of the island of Jersey.
  • In 1887 she received US citizenship to divorce her husband.
  • She was a model of many painters at that time, including Edward Poynter, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, George Frederic Watts and James McNeill Whistler.

Lillie Langtry Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Lillie Langtry was 75 years 3 months & 30 days old age.