Person

Person Name Montez, Lola
Alternate Names Gilbert, Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna (Full name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity Irish
Country(ies) of Residence Austria, United States, France, United Kingdom
Birth Date 1818
Death Date 1861
Dates Active 19th century (1801-1900 CE)
Genre Specialization(s) Ballet, Drama
Reference(s) San Francisco Stage: From Gold Rush to Golden Spike, 1849-1869
Notes This Irish-born actress and dancer (of ballet and various folk dances) billed herself as seductive Spanish siren Lola Montez. She lived an outrageous life, marrying several times, and dancing the scandalous Spider Dance, in which she shook and shimmied all over the stage, as if her dress was infested with spiders- sometimes she would tuck rubber spiders into her costume, so that they would fly into the audience during the performance. SFPALM

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1852, New York (N.Y.), Carneval of Seville
Representations of person in components 1003879, 1003836, 1003837