Antony Beauchamp (1918-1957), Photographer; second husband of Sarah Churchill
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Antony Roger's first celebrity sitter was Vivien Leigh also at the beginning of her career. Changing his name to Antony Beauchamp he opened his first London photographic studio in 1939. His mother also established herself as a society photographer named Vivienne. Following the Second World War Beauchamp re-established his studio and became renowned for photographing actresses including a young Audrey Hepburn. In 1949 Beauchamp married the actress Sarah Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, and moved to Los Angeles where he photographed Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Greta Garbo. His autobiography Focus on Fame (1958) was published posthumously following his suicide in 1957.