Monday, April 21, 2014

Лили Дамита


Lili Damita 

At first I assumed that this was a postcard of a Russian Actress. I sent a scan off to J-M, my son-in-law, for a translation. Not at all a Russian actress, she was born in France in 1904!

After winning a beauty contest and appearing in several European films, she was invited to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn in 1928. She married an unknown actor who later became very well known, Errol Flyn. They divorced in 1942.

Lili died in 1994 before her 90th birthday of Alzheimer’s disease.

5 comments:

Coline said...

She looks sad and wistful as if she is wondering what Errol is getting up to...

A Lady's Life said...

What a pretty lady and Errol Flynn..
well he was a nice man as well I loved it when he played Robin Hood.

Anji Knutsen said...

Coline: Knowint the way that capitalist films were treated by the Russians at the time, she's probably regretting her decadent ways.

A lady's Life: I remember Errol as Robin Hood too...

Henry Metcalfe said...

I really hadn't heard of her...fascinating.

Anji Knutsen said...

Henry: Good morning! I think that she was overshadowed by her famous husband.