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Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

(1907-1979), Tennis player; former wife of Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall

Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Fearnley-Whittingstall, playing as Eileen Bennett, was a tennis champion who won six Grand Slam doubles titles between 1927 and 1931, when Time magazine described her as the 'prettiest and best dressed of women tennis players'. She reached the singles finals of the 1928 French Championships and the 1931 US Championships, losing both times to Helen Wills Moody. She defeated Wills Moody and partner Frank Hunter in 1929 in the mixed-doubles final of the French Championships, playing with Henri Cochet.

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Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123350

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 June 1925
NPG x123350

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123351

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 June 1925
NPG x123351

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158611

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 12 May 1928
NPG x158611

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall), issued by John Player & Sons - NPG D47317

Eileen Vivian Bennett (later Mrs Fearnley-Whittingstall)

issued by John Player & Sons
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1936
NPG D47317

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