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Gertie Millar

(1879-1952), Actress

Sitter in 86 portraits
From 1901 to 1910 Gertie Millar was the reigning star of London's Gaiety Theatre, appearing in a series of musicals composed for her by her husband, Lionel Monckton. Among the songs she made famous were Keep Off the Grass, from The Toreador (1901), Berlin Is On The Spree, from The Girls of Gottenberg (1907) and Moonstruck from Our Miss Gibbs (1909). After she left the Gaiety Theatre she took the lead in the Quaker Girl (1910), and then appeared as Lady Babby in Franz Lehár's Gypsy Love (1912). With the advent of the revue, Millar appeared at the Palace Theatre in Monckton's Bric-à-Brac (1915) and Airs and Graces (1917). After Monckton's death in 1924 she re-married, becoming the Countess of Dudley.

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28600

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28600

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28601

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28601

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28602

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28602

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28603

Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28603

Gertie Millar, by Rita Martin - NPG x68977

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, mid 1910s
NPG x68977

Gertie Millar, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160537

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160537

Gertie Millar, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160538

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160538

Gertie Millar, by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160539

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160539

Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac', by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160535

Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1916
NPG x160535

Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac', by Rita Martin, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160536

Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1916
NPG x160536

Gertie Millar, by Rita Martin - NPG x68980

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, late 1910s
NPG x68980

Gertie Millar, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x49874

Gertie Millar

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 22 October 1928
NPG x49874

Gertie Millar, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x49875

Gertie Millar

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 22 October 1928
NPG x49875

Gertie Millar, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x49876

Gertie Millar

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 22 October 1928
NPG x49876

Gertie Millar, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x49877

Gertie Millar

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 22 October 1928
NPG x49877

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
chlorobromide print, 28 November 1933
NPG x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by London News Agency - NPG x137631

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by London News Agency
bromide print, 1933
NPG x137631

Gertie Millar, after Howard van Dusen, after  John Hassall - NPG D38410

Gertie Millar

after Howard van Dusen, after John Hassall
lithograph, 1910s
NPG D38410

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