Gertie Millar (1879-1952), Actress
Sitter in 83 portraits
Actress and singer. From 1901 to 1910, Gertie Millar was the reigning star of the 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 starred in the Quaker Girl (1910), and then as Lady Babby in Franz Lehár's Gypsy Love (1912). After Monckton's death in 1924, she re-married, and became the Countess of Dudley.
by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
by Frederic G. Hodsoll
print on silver-toned printing-out paper, 1903