• I was born in the US near New Orleans.
  • I first appeared on the stage in New York in 1859.
  • I had several husbands and literary friends including Charles Dickens.
  • I was the highest earning actress of my time.
  • One of my more famous roles was in Mazeppa. In this role I appeared largely in a state of undress, bound on the back of a wild horse.

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