A lioness written about in “Born Free”
Lanchester: British-born American character actress
Schiaparelli: Italian fashion designer
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Schiaparelli; Lanchester of the "Bride of
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the Lioness (1956-January 24 1961) was a female lion raised by
game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson (1910-1980)
Elsa was a mild domesticated pet that had later been taught to
hunt and live in the wild. One day she brought home three cubs of
her own. She died early of babesia, a blood disease rare to cats.
Her amazing life was perpetuated in Joy Adamson's book Born Free
and "Living Free", both of which were made into movies.
McKenna & Elsa (stand-in)
Lanchester (October 28, 1902-December 26, 1986), was a
British-born American character actress, perhaps best-known as
the long-suffering wife of Charles Laughton.
Her birth name was Elizabeth Sullivan.
Lanchester and Boris Karloff in "The Bride of Frankenstein"
married Laughton in 1929, and one of her first screen appearances
was opposite him in The Private Life of Henry VIII (as a highly
comical Anne of Cleves). This and other appearances in British
films helped her gain the title role in Bride of Frankenstein
(1935). She continued to appear with her husband, for example in
Rembrandt (1936), but never made a name as a female lead, mainly
due to her lack of conventional beauty.
Laughton's death in 1962, Lanchester continued to act, making
occasional film appearances such as the departing nanny, Katie
Nanna, in the opening scenes of Mary Poppins, and a sleuth in the
1976 Agatha Christie spoof, Murder by Death.
Schiaparelli (September 10, 1890 – November 13, 1973) was
an influential Italian fashion designer.
Along with Coco Chanel, she dominated fashion between the two
World Wars. Starting with knitwear, her designs were heavily
influenced by Surrealists like her collaborator Salvador Dali.
However unlike Chanel she never adapted to the changes in fashion
after WWII and her business closed in 1954.
the cover of Time magazine, August 13, 1934.
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