Lily Elsie. Edwardian elegance. Early 1900’s. Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era (1901-1910). Admired for her beauty and charm on stage, Elsie became one of the most photographed women of Edwardian times.
Lily Elsie was a popular actress and singer in Edwardian days. A century later, thanks to the Internet, she has been rediscovered. Her dreamy beauty was captured in scores of photographs. She posed in many beautiful dresses, but none so frequently as the one seen here. I haven't been able to discover who designed the gown (although one source claims it was Lucile) or what color it was, but that just sets us free to imagine.
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.