Mabel Beardsley (24 August 1871 – 8 May 1916) was an English Victorian actress and elder sister of the famous illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, who according to her brother's biographer, "achieved mild notoriety for her exotic and flamboyant appearance".
Mabel was born in Brighton on 24 August 1871. –1909), was the son of a tradesman; Vincent had no trade himself, however, and instead relied on a private income from an inheritance that he received from his maternal grandfather when he was 21. Vincent's wife, Ellen Agnus Pitt (1846–1932), was the daughter of Surgeon-Major William Pitt of the Indian Army. The Pitts were a well-established and respected family in Brighton, and Beardsley's mother married a man of lesser social status than might have been expected. Soon after their wedding, Vincent was obliged to sell some of his property in order to settle a claim for his "breach of promise" from another woman who claimed that he had promised to marry her.Her father, Vincent Paul Beardsley (1839
Mabel and her family were living in Ellen's familial home at 12 Buckingham Road at the time of her brother Aubrey Beardsley’s birth. The number of the house in Buckingham Road was 12, but the numbers were changed, and it is now 31.In 1883, her family settled in London, and in the following year, she appeared in public playing at several concerts with her brother Aubrey. Speculation about Aubrey’s sexuality includes rumors of an incestuous relationship with Mabel, who may have become pregnant by her brother and miscarried.
In 1902, she married fellow actor George Bealby Wright,then about 25 years old, who acted under the name George Bealby.
She died on 8 May 1916,and is buried in St. Pancras Cemetery, London.
Yeats' biographer David Pierce notes of Mabel that:
W.B. Yeats' poem "Upon a Dying Lady" is about Mabel.
In 1982 Playhouse drama Aubrey, written by John Selwyn Gilbert, Mabel was portrayed by actress Rula Lenska.
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