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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford) (1888-1970), Actress; former wife of Hon. Henry Lyndhurst Bruce, and later wife of John Meredith Evans

Sitter in 25 portraits
Although born in Denmark, she made her stage debut in the chorus of The Defender in New York, 1902. She came to London, where her beauty caused a sensation; hailed as the epitome of the 'Gibson Girl', the ideal created by the American artist Charles Dana Gibson. In 1905 Leslie Stiles wrote a song for her, 'Why Do They Call Me A Gibson Girl?' . Parts followed in The Catch of the Season (1905), and The Belle of Mayfair (1906). She retired to marry the Hon. Lyndhurst Henry Bruce, but made a brief return to the stage in The Girl of the Future in 1916. Thereafter she abandoned the theatre, and to all enquiries, her secretary would reply with, 'Mrs Bruce has no wish to discuss the past'.

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Draycott Galleries, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x27516

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by The Biograph Studio, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x6168

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
matte bromide postcard print, 1904
NPG x160490

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG Ax45866

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x6169

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x160488

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x160491

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x19098

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'The Belle of Mayfair'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x160485

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x160489

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by and after Bassano Ltd
printing-out paper print, 1914
NPG Ax136981

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage bromide print on cream photographer's folder, 22 May 1916
NPG x127503

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22150

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22151

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22152

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22153

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22154

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22155

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Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 22 May 1916
NPG x22156