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Lilly langtry (Lillie or Lily) was an English actress.She was born in 1853 at Jersey and died in 1929 of a heart attack.Also known as 'The Jersey Lily',she was primarily a stage actress,and was renowned for her beauty and is perhaps best known for being one of the mistresses of King Edward VII.Lillie's heyday as a society beauty culminated in her becoming a semi-official mistress to the Prince of Wales,Queen Victoria's son Albert Edward ("Bertie",the future king Edward VII.Among her friends were the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and the American artist James McNeill Whistler.She was for a time the manager of the Imperial Theatre and also manufactured claret at her 4,200 acre winery in Lake County (northern)California,which she purchased in 1888 and sold in 1906.In 1887 Lillie became an American citizen.She became a leading owner in the horse-racing world,before retiring to Monte Carlo.She died there in 1929, and was buried in the graveyard of St. Saviour's Church in Jersey(photo:1885)
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