Merula Silvia (née Salaman), Lady Guinness(1914-2000), Wife of Sir Alec Guinness; daughter of Michel Hewitt Salaman
Sitter in 1 portrait
She had studied at the Slade School of Art and had exhibited alongside Picasso and Braque, among others. She later became an actress and met Guinness during a production of Noah in which she played a tiger and Guinness played the part of a wolf. She retired from the stage soon after they married and remained Guinness’s steadfast companion for over sixty years.
by Jimmy Wilds, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 31 July 1957