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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 34 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 Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  Ettlinger, M. & Co. Ltd - NPG x200414

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Ettlinger, M. & Co. Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1902-1905
NPG x200414

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x200415

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1902-1905
NPG x200415

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Draycott Galleries, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x27516

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by The Biograph Studio, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x6168

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x160490

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Draycott Galleries, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x200164

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Draycott Galleries, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x200164

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), published by J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax45866

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x6169

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x160488

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by W. & D. Downey, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x160491

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith - NPG x200416

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith
hand-coloured halftone postcard print, 1905
NPG x200416

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG x200417

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by The Philco Publishing Co
hand-coloured postcard print, 1905
NPG x200417

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x200418

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x200418

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x200419

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x200419

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x200420

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x200420

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x200421

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x200421

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19098

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

'The Belle of Mayfair', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x160485

'The Belle of Mayfair'

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford), by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x160489

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford)

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

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford); Leslie Stiles in 'The Belle of Mayfair', by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197757

Camille Clifford (Camilla Antoinette Clifford); Leslie Stiles in 'The Belle of Mayfair'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1906
NPG x197757

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