Sarah Siddons: the first celebrity actress

Pleased to announce my biography of the actress Sarah Siddons is published 30 May 2024.

Sarah had shot to fame relatively recently when Gainsborough painted her as a society beauty rather than a working performer.

He complained about the length of her nose.

But she knew that his portrait would only increase her status as the First Celebrity Actress.

Gainsborough’s famous portrait of the celebrity actress, Sarah Siddons
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