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Phyllis Dare

(1890-1975), Actress

Sitter in 76 portraits
With her sister Zena (1887-1975) she was one of the most popular picture-postcard beauties of the Edwardian era. Beginning as a child on stage, she achieved stardom in The Belle of Mayfair (1906), and was on the London stage for the next twenty years. At the Gaiety Theatre she was Peggy (1911) and The Sunshine Girl (1912). The composer Paul Rubens was in love with her and dedicated his most famous song, 'I Love the Moon' to her. As fashions changed, she moved with the times, starring in Kissing Time (1919), The Street Singer (1924) and Rodgers and Hart's Lido Lady (1926) with 'Atlantic Blues'. Her last musical was Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody (1949).

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Phyllis Dare, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x7986

Phyllis Dare

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x7986

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193721

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
hand-coloured postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193721

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193722

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
hand-coloured postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193722

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193723

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
hand-coloured postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193723

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x193724

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Rotophot Postcard
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193724

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193725

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193725

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193726

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193726

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193727

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193727

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193728

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193728

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193729

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193729

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193730

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193730

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193731

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193731

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193732

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193732

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193733

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193733

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193734

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193734

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193735

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193735

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193736

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x193736

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Philco Publishing Co - NPG x193737

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Philco Publishing Co
halftone postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193737

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rapid Photo Co - NPG x193738

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rapid Photo Co
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193738

Phyllis Dare, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193739

Phyllis Dare

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193739

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