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Mabel Love (16 October 1874 – 15 May 1953), was a British dancer and stage actress. She was considered to be one of the great stage beauties of her age, and her career spanned the late Victorian era and Edwardian period. In 1894, Winston Churchill wrote to her asking for a signed photograph.
In 1887, she played one of the triplet children in Masks and Faces at the Opera Comique, and the same year, she appeared in the Christmas pantomime at Covent Garden. Still only 14, she enjoyed widespread popularity in George Edwardes's Burlesque Company at the Gaiety Theatre playing the dancing role of Totchen, the vivandière (‘camp follower’) in
In March 1889, under the headline “Disappearance of a Burlesque Actress”, The Star newspaper reported that Love had disappeared. It was later reported that she had gone to the Thames Embankment, considering suicide. This publicity served merely to increase the public’s interest in her. When photographer Frank Foulsham had the idea of selling the images of actresses on postcards, Love proved to be a popular subject leading one writer to christen her “the pretty girl of the postcard”.
Love died at Weybridge, Surrey, England at the age of 78, leaving a daughter, Mary Loraine £2,600 in government bonds. Mary died on 5 September 1973 of a house fire at her Brighton home in apparent poverty unaware of her legacy. The bonds remained untouched despite Mary being, at the time of her death, about to be evicted for owing £55 in rent.