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Lillie - The Complete Collection

The story of the "most beautiful woman in the world" (Lillie Langtry), played to perfection by the most beautiful actress in the world (Francesca Annis)

Lillie - The Complete Collection - Starring Francesca Annis and Anton Rogers.

The story follows Lillie from her modest beginnings in Jersey to her marriage, rise in London's high society and her affair with the Prince of Wales. The life of the Dean of Jersey's daughter continues when she meets the Prince of Wales' nephew with whom she has a brief affair. She then embarks on a career as an actress which we follow through to her retirement in the South of France where she is surrounded by pictures of her many friends and lovers. Contains all 13 episodes of the 1978 TV series Lillie.

The Rise and Fall of a Professional Beauty. It was the affair that shook Victorian society to its core.  He was the Prince of Wales, the future monarch; she was a professional beauty, who became a royal bedmate.  Lillie is a story of scandal and intrigue; of notoriety and cold-hearted manipulation and of heart-wrenching, passionate romance. This lavish production follows the fascinating life of the Dean of Jersey's daughter from her modest childhood to her emergence as one of the most celebrated beauties of her time.  Lillie's liaison with the heir to the throne marked only the beginning of a remarkable, scandalous and daring series of adventures in open defiance of accepted morality imposed by Victorian and Edwardian society. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lillie soon takes full advantage of her beauty and enchantment, attracting many lovers including the Prince of Wales, Oscar Wilde and other members of London's elite society. As her destructive husband drinks himself to death, Lillie embarks upon a flourishing career as an actress travelling all over America entertaining the most fashionable crowds. After an illustrious life enduring rich and sometimes ruthless lovers, financial ruin and scandal, Lillie forever preserves her dignity and grace until her retirement in the south of France.  This is the unforgettable chronicle of the life of Lillie Langtry.

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