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Barry, Richard, seventh earl of Barrymore (1769–1793), rake and actor, was born on 14 August 1769, probably in London, the second child and eldest of three sons of Richard Barry, sixth earl of Barrymore (1745–1773), and Lady Emily Stanhope (1749–1780), daughter of William Stanhope, ...

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Charke [née Cibber; other married name Sacheverell], Charlotte [alias Mr Brown] (1713–1760), actress and transvestite, was born on 13 January 1713, probably at her parents' home in Southampton Street West, London, the twelfth and youngest child of the actor and playwright ...

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Charlotte Charke (1713–1760) by Robert Bowyer Parkes (after Henry Gravelot) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper [Lady Diana Cooper], Viscountess Norwich (1892–1986) by Emil Otto Hoppé, 1916 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cooper [née Manners], Diana Olivia Winifred Maud [known as Lady Diana Cooper], Viscountess Norwich (1892–1986), actress, society hostess, and author, was born on 29 August 1892 in London into the Manners family where she was accepted as the third of three daughters and the fifth of five children. Her assumed father was ...

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Cuyler [married name Rice], Margaret (1758–1814), actress and courtesan, was allegedly the daughter of an army officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in an Irish regiment and died in 1790, leaving his fortune to his mistress. For this information, and for details about her early life which may have owed more to ...

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Davies, Dame Gwen Lucy Ffrangcon- (1891–1992), actress, was born on 25 January 1891 at 195 Finchley Road, Hampstead, London, the daughter of David Thomas Ffrangcon-Davies (1855–1918), choral singer, and his wife, Annie Frances, née Rayner (1863-1936). Her father was said to have taken the name ...

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Dame Gwen Lucy Ffrangcon- Davies (1891–1992) by Walter Sickert, c. 1932–4 [in The Lady with a Lamp by Reginald Berkeley] © Estate of Walter R. Sickert. All rights reserved, DACS 2010. Collection Browse & Darby

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Elliot, Ann (1743–1769), courtesan and actress, was born on 16 November 1743 in Tonbridge, Kent, the daughter of Richard Elliot (1706?–1771), the sexton of Tonbridge parish church, and his wife, Mary (1716–1748). She moved to London as a lady's servant, but was soon a high-class prostitute, using the name ...

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Harrison, Kathleen (1892–1995), actress, was born on 23 February 1892 at 500 Whalley New Road, Little Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire, the daughter of Arthur Harrison, assistant engineer to Blackburn corporation, and his wife, Alice Maud, née Parker. From the age of five, when her father became borough engineer for ...

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Mahon [née Tilson], Gertrude (b. 1752, d. in or after 1808), courtesan and actress, was born in Dublin on 15 April 1752, the daughter of James Tilson (c.1715–1764), diplomat, and his wife, Gertrude, dowager countess of Kerry (c.1720–1775)...

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Brenda Irene Isabelle Frances Theresa Dean Paul (1907–1959) by John Vere Brown, 1953 John Vere Brown / Mander and Mitchenson University of Bristol / Arenapal.com

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Paul, Brenda Irene Isabelle Frances Theresa Dean (1907–1959), actress and drug addict, was born on 10 June 1907 at 2 Kensington House, Kensington Court, London, the youngest of three children of Sir Aubrey Edward Henry Dean Paul, fifth baronet (1869–1961), captain in the ...

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Athene Seyler (1889–1990) by Madame Yevonde © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Seyler, Athene (1889–1990), actress, was born on 31 May 1889 at 18 Goulton Road, Hackney, London, the seventh and youngest child by ten years of Clarence Heinrici Seyler, secretary and financial adviser to a Greek millionaire, and his wife, Clara Thies, a baker's daughter. Both parents were of German extraction. Her father was a Hellenophile; he called all his daughters by Greek names. ...

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Ellaline Terriss (1871–1971) by Barraud, 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Terriss, Ellaline [real name (Mary) Ellaline Lewin; married name (Mary) Ellaline Hicks, Lady Hicks] (1871–1971), actress, was born (Mary) Ellaline Lewin on 13 April 1871 at the Ship Hotel, Stanley, Falkland Islands, the eldest of the three children of William Charles James Lewin...