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Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel) (1894-1989), Actress

Sitter in 17 portraits
Born Beatrice Gladys Lillie in Toronto she made her début on the London musical stage in 1914. During the First World War she performed in various revues produced by André Charlot, displaying enormous comic talent. In 1924 Lillie made her first Broadway appearance in one of Charlot's shows, establishing her as an international star. She performed regularly in revues between 1914 and 1939. In 1952 she toured in a one woman show entitled An Evening With Beatrice Lillie. Her last stage appearance was in New York in High Spirits (1964). She made several film cameos, one such as Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Her autobiography, Every Other Inch a Lady was published in 1973

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P248

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1948
NPG P248

P490(46)

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1948
NPG P490(46)

P903

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1954
NPG P903

P1303

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG P1303

Ax160369

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
matte bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160369

x14132

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1920s
NPG x14132

x31150

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 April 1921
NPG x31150

x31151

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 April 1921
NPG x31151

x194036

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel) in 'The Show is On'

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1936
NPG x194036

x194127

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Vivienne
vintage print, 1940s
NPG x194127

x30027

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1951
NPG x30027

P882

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Edward Steichen
gelatin silver print, 1926
NPG P882

P883

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Edward Steichen
gelatin silver print, 1931
NPG P883

x45958

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Unknown photographer
chlorobromide print, 1925
NPG x45958

x182400

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Planet News
bromide press print, 11 March 1955
NPG x182400

x182401

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, December 1956
NPG x182401