LILLIAN RUSSELL (1860-1922)
the land at the turn of the 20th century, actress Russell was an exquisite
beauty who made plump figures fashionable.
She was publicized for the number of her husbands, but we think it should have been because of the "neatness" of her waist!
(above left) 1894 Cabinet card courtesy Dean (Click picture for autographed picture - similar version)
1889 [Source: NY Public Library]
Stephen K. wrote:
"Hollywood made a (no doubt fantasised) biopic of her called
My Wild Irish Rose which, to judge
from the illustration
here, certainly contained some
voluptuous ladies well-corseted in Edwardian style despite their
very 1940s hairdos!"
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