Lillian Russell Biography

Actress (1861–1922)
Lillian Russell was a singer and actress who first made her mark in the 1881 film Grand Mogul.


Lillian Russell achieved stardom in Grand Mogul (1881) and later won acclaim in The Grand Duchess (1890). From 1899 to 1904 she appeared in England and the U.S. with a burlesque company. Representing the feminine ideal of her generation, she was as famous for her flamboyant personal life as for her hourglass figure, her beauty, and her voice.

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