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Cathleen Mary Nesbitt (1888-1982), Actress

Sitter in 8 portraits
One of Beaton's childhood heroines who inspired his notion of the ideal woman. She had one of the longest careers in show business history, making her London stage debut in 1910 in Pinero's The Cabinet Maker and her last performance in 1981, playing Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady on Broadway at the age of 92.

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x18916

Cathleen Mary Nesbitt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1913
NPG x18916

x83445

Cathleen Mary Nesbitt

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1922
NPG x83445

x19422

Cathleen Mary Nesbitt

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 July 1926
NPG x19422

x14157

Cathleen Mary Nesbitt

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1949?
NPG x14157

x183947

Edward Chapman and Cathleen Mary Nesbitt in 'Breach of Marriage'

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1947-1948
NPG x183947

x183948

Helen Shingler, Cathleen Mary Nesbitt and Edward Chapman in 'Breach of Marriage'

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1947-1948
NPG x183948

x29997

Cathleen Mary Nesbitt

by Jo Alison Feiler
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x29997