Kitty Marion (Katherina Maria Schafer)(1871-1944), Militant suffragette; Actress
Sitter in 5 portraits
Suffragette and birth control activist, Marion left Germany as a teenager for the London stage and experienced first hand the exploitation endured by actresses. She joined the Actress Franchise League in 1909, often staging pro-suffragette plays and then joined the Women’s Social and Political Union. Following her arrest for the arson attack at a racecourse with Clara Giveen she was force fed a shocking 232 times before being released as part of the Cat and Mouse Act. The onset of World War I forced her to move to America, where she became involved in the family planning movement, establishing America’s first birth-control clinic.
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by Criminal Record Office
bromide print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914