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Gina Palerme (1885-1977), Actress and dancer

Sitter in 24 portraits
Actress and dancer Gina Palerme first came to prominence as Toinette in Lionel Monckton's The Quaker Girl (1910). Other roles followed in The Dancing Mistress (1912), Betty (1914) and Vanity Fair (1916). Cecil Beaton was fascinated by her and wrote, 'Gina Palerme brought the glamour of the French cocotte to London. Her off-stage appearances were as sensational as her stage escapades...sometimes she wore a velvet tam-o'-shanter and men's riding breeches while relaxing in the richly ornate gilt of her Maida Vale drawing-room.' In the 1920s she returned to France and made appearances in several silent films.

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Ax160378

Gina Palerme

by The Dover Street Studios Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG Ax160378

Ax160381

Gina Palerme

by The Dover Street Studios Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1912
NPG Ax160381

Ax136906

Gina Palerme

by and after Bassano Ltd
printing-out paper print, 12 March 1912
NPG Ax136906

x101429

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1912
NPG x101429

x101430

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1912
NPG x101430

x101431

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1912
NPG x101431

x101428

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 March 1912
NPG x101428

Ax160376

Gina Palerme

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG Ax160376

Ax160379

Gina Palerme

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG Ax160379

x135874

Gina Palerme

by Unknown photographer
photogravure postcard print, mid 1910s
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x135874

Ax160377

Gina Palerme and Roy Royston in 'Bric-A-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1915
NPG Ax160377

Ax160380

Gina Palerme and Roy Royston in 'Bric-A-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1915
NPG Ax160380

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Gina Palerme

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1915
NPG x160541

x160543

Gina Palerme and Roy Royston in 'Bric-A-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1915
NPG x160543

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Gina Palerme and Roy Royston in 'Bric-A-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1915
NPG x160544

x101432

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101432

x32229

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1915
NPG x32229

x32230

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1915
NPG x32230

x32231

Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1915
NPG x32231

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Gina Palerme

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 September 1915
NPG x32232