Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Leh?r& operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of the operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress during the Edwardian era. She was cast in many plays including the popular The Merry Widow. Due to her beauty and charm, she became one of the most photographed women in the Edwardian Era.

Miss Lily Elsie (1886 - 1962).  On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile.  Tall, cool, and lily-like, she moved with lyrical gestures in a slow-motion grace.

Hey Pretty Lady: Lily Elsie

Lily Elsie April 1886 – 16 December was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era.

Lily Elsie/Belle Époque -  was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era

Lily Elsie April 1886 – 16 December was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Vintage beauty

Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon 1958

A terrifically beautiful, unidentified Edwardian woman - with really fabulous hair! And a beautiful portrait.

Lily Elsie, popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lily Elsie, le Belle Epoque Beauty in my series Beauties of le Belle Epoque

Edwardian woman~ I always find older pictures beautiful. It captures the time period for historical perspective. But it captures the soul of the person in a way no one ever thought about before.

Lily Elsie, a big fan of Lucile. Lily Elsie April 1886 – 16 December was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie, popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

So beautiful. Lily Elsie, popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

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