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Dame Gladys Cooper

(1888-1971), Actress

Sitter in 166 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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Dame Gladys Cooper, by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) - NPG 5564

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bertram Park - NPG P331

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1922
NPG P331

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Curtis Moffat - NPG P430

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Curtis Moffat
chlorobromide print, circa 1924
NPG P430

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Angus McBean - NPG P916

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P916

Dame Gladys Cooper as Eva in 'The Girls of Gottenberg', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193697

Dame Gladys Cooper as Eva in 'The Girls of Gottenberg'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1907
NPG x193697

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x126415

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127666

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127667

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127668

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127669

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127670

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127671

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127672

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127673

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127674

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127675

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127676

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127677

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127678

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127679

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127680

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127681

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131496

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131497

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131498

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131499

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131500

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131501

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131502

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131503

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131504

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131505

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131506

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131507

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131508

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131509

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131510

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131511

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131512

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131513

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131514

Dame Gladys Cooper

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

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131515

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131515

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131516

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131516

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131517

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131517

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x131518

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x131518

Phyllis Neilson-Terry; Madge Kendal; Dame Gladys Cooper, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x1141

Phyllis Neilson-Terry; Madge Kendal; Dame Gladys Cooper

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
half-plate glass negative, early 1910s
NPG x1141

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18900

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18900

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18901

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18901

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18902

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1910
NPG x18902

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81004

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1910
NPG x81004

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81005

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate negative, 1910
NPG x81005

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Claude Harris - NPG x9075

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1910s-1920s
NPG x9075

Dame Gladys Cooper, probably by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160300

Dame Gladys Cooper

probably by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured matte bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG Ax160300

Dame Gladys Cooper, probably by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160302

Dame Gladys Cooper

probably by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured matte bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG Ax160302

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Sarony & Co - NPG Ax160301

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Sarony & Co
hand-coloured matte bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG Ax160301

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Sarony & Co - NPG x137474

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Sarony & Co
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x137474

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x193701

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x193701

Dame Gladys Cooper; Joan Morley (née Buckmaster), by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193706

Dame Gladys Cooper; Joan Morley (née Buckmaster)

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x193706

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18791

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18791

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18792

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 October 1912
NPG x18792

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