ETHEL WARWICK : BRITISH STAGE & FILM ACTRESS : MODELED FOR FAMOUS ARTISTS : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features beautiful British stage and film actress, Ethel Warwick (1882-1951). Warwick was also an artist’s model (including posing nude). She modelled for some of the most prominent artists of her time. These artists included John William Godward, Herbert Draper, Linley Sambourne,and James McNeill Whistler. During the early 1890’s, Warwick was studying to be an artist at the London Polytechnic. In order to pay for her tuition, she became an artist model. In the late 1890’s, Warwick began acting school and in 1900 she made her acting debut. She continued her modeling until 1906, when she married actor Edmond Lewis Waller. Edmond was the son of celebrated actor, Lewis Waller. Edmond and Ethel embarked on a theatrical world tour ending in London, where the pair took over the management of the Queen’s theater. Warwick divorced Waller in 1915. Post divorce, she lived an extravagant lifestyle which led to bankruptcy in 1923. Ethel continued to act and much of her work was for the New Shakespeare Theater at Stratford-upon-Avon. (SOLD)

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