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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper) (1892-1986), Actress and writer; wife of 1st Viscount Norwich

Sitter associated with 37 portraits
Socialite and actress (and Great Aunt of Prime Minister David Cameron), Lady Diana first became known as a member of 'The Coterie' set in London before the first World War. Following her marriage in 1919 to Alfred Duff Cooper (later Viscount Norwich), who was to serve as a minister in Churchill's War Cabinet, Lady Diana's reputation as a society hostess was confirmed. Her reputation as a beauty was cemented with Hoppé's decision to include her in the 1922, Book of Fair Women. As an actress, her most famous role was as the Madonna in Max Reinhardt's The Miracle, a role she played on Broadway in 1923 and was to play for three years on tour around Europe and in Britain.

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Cecil Beaton
vintage print, 1931
NPG x137954

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 4 December 1944
NPG x40064

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, October 1958
NPG x82485

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1929
NPG x6368

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper) as 'Charity' at The Living Poster Ball

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 16 July 1930
NPG x137072

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper); Winston Churchill

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136175

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Group at Chantilly

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136176

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1946
NPG x136193

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Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper)

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1958
NPG x89089