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Dame Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), Actress

Sitter in 165 portraits
Actress. One of the great figures of 20th Century theatre, Cooper started as a chorus girl at the Gaiety Theatre in The Girls of Gottenberg (1907), and returned the following year as a 'travelling newspaper beauty' in Havana. Of all the picture-postcard beauties of the First World War, she was the most popular. She was created a Dame in 1967. In 1971 she wrote, 'Who cares how old I am? Who cares how long ago it was since I first played Peter Pan? ... this is the performance that matters. This is the challenge...just before the curtain rises is still a good time. The air is promise crammed'.

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5564

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1920s?
NPG 5564

P331

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1922
NPG P331

P430

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Curtis Moffat
chlorobromide print, circa 1924
NPG P430

P916

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P916

x126415

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x126415

x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x127666

x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127667

x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127668

x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127669

x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127670

x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127671

x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127672

x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127673

x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127674

x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127675

x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127676

x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127677

x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127678

x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127679

x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127680

x127681

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x127681

x131496

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131496

x131497

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131497

x131498

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131498

x131499

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131499

x131500

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131500

x131501

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131501

x131502

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131502

x131503

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131503

x131504

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131504

x131505

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131505

x131506

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131506

x131507

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131507

x131508

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131508

x131509

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131509

x131510

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131510

x131511

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131511

x131512

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131512

x131513

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131513

x131514

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131514