~Lady Diana Manners~

Born: August 29, 1892 in London, England, UK
Died: June 16, 1986 in London, England, UK
~Biography~
The beautiful and vivacious daughter of the Duke of Rutland, Lady Diana Manners condescended to
star in The Glorious Adventure (1922), filmed in Prizma Colour by J. Stuart Blackton, the
British-born co-founder of the American Vitagraph Company who had returned to England
because, as Manners states in her autobiography, "Hollywood had risen above Mr. Blackton." The
Glorious Adventure proved an expensive flop, alas, and so did The Virgin Queen (1923), for which
Lady Diana, amidst much furor, shaved her eyebrows to play the title role of Queen Elizabeth I.
Dismissed as a "grotesque anachronism," The Virgin Queen decisively ended Manners' cinematic
aspirations.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Virgin Queen (1923) .... Queen Elizabeth
The Glorious Adventure (1922) .... Lady Beatrice Fair
The Great Love (1918) (uncredited)
Hearts of the World (1918) ... Nurse
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