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Gladys Marie Spencer- Churchill, duchess of Marlborough (1881–1977) by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1917 © Tate, London, 2004; photograph courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Churchill, Gladys Marie Spencer- [née Gladys Marie Deacon], duchess of Marlborough (1881–1977), society beauty, was born on 7 February 1881 at the Hotel Brighton in Paris, the eldest of five children of Edward Parker Deacon of Boston (1844–1901) and his wife, Florence Mary (1859–1918)...

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Close [married name Neame], Ivy Lilian (1890–1968), beauty queen and film actress, was born in Stockton-on-Tees, co. Durham, on 15 June 1890, the elder daughter and one of four children of John Robert Close, a jeweller in Stockton, and his wife, Emma (...

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Ivy Lilian Close (1890–1968) by unknown photographer Stockton-on-Tees Museum Heritage Service

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Digby [née Stanley], Venetia, Lady Digby (1600–1633), gentlewoman and celebrated beauty, was born on 19 December 1600 at Tong Castle, Shropshire, the daughter of Sir Edward Stanley (d. 1629?), from a younger branch of the family of the earls of Derby...

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Venetia Digby, Lady Digby (1600–1633) by Anthony Van Dyck, 1633 [detail] by permission of the Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Greville [née Maynard], Frances Evelyn [Daisy], countess of Warwick (1861–1938), society beauty and socialist, was born at 27 Berkeley Square, London, on 10 December 1861, the elder of the two daughters of Colonel Charles Maynard (1814–1865), only son and heir of the ...

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Frances Evelyn Greville, countess of Warwick (1861–1938) by John Singer Sargent, 1905 [with son] Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA / Bridgeman Art Library

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Long, Ann (1681?–1711), celebrated beauty, was born, probably in 1681, at Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire, the daughter of James Long (d. c.1690) and his wife, Susan, née Strangways. She was the granddaughter of Sir James Long, second baronet (1617–1692), the royalist soldier and politician, and of another leading civil war politician, ...

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Mogg, Mary [Molly] (1698/9–1766), celebrated beauty, was one of two daughters born to John Mogg (d. 1736), landlord of The Rose inn at Wokingham in Berkshire. Little is known of Molly other than that she worked in her father's tavern and that her exceptional beauty inspired ...