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Marie Tempest (1864-1942), Actress

Dame Marie Tempest (Mary Susan Etherington)

Sitter in 29 portraits
Actress; studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Manuel Garcia; after a successful career in opera and musical comedy as 'Becky Sharp' in 1901; became the leading comedienne of her day and performed new works by Barrie, Maugham and Coward known for her elegance and meticulous performances.

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x127558

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127558

x127559

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127559

x85766

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1 February 1935
NPG x85766

x25917

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 February 1935
NPG x25917

x137034

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, 1936
NPG x137034

x137035

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, circa 1936
NPG x137035

x26737

Marie Tempest in 'Mary Goes to See'

by Unknown photographer, for Stage Photo Company
bromide print, 1938
NPG x26737

x82124

Marie Tempest

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1887
NPG x82124