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Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

I think it was Evelyn Nesbit photographs that inspired LM Montgomery to write Anne of Green Gables.

I think it was Evelyn Nesbit photographs that inspired LM Montgomery to write Anne of Green Gables.

 Wow, before all the make up and photo shopping women were still beautiful, maybe even more beautiful! Photo of Evelyn Nesbit, 1902.

Wow, before all the make up and photo shopping women were still beautiful, maybe even more beautiful! Photo of Evelyn Nesbit, 1902.

This is the original portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, the original femme fatale. Try doing a Goggle search on her name for some fascinating reading about a scandal and murder surrounding this young chorus girl turned artist's model.

This is the original portrait of Evelyn Nesbit, the original femme fatale. Try doing a Goggle search on her name for some fascinating reading about a scandal and murder surrounding this young chorus girl turned artist's model.

Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

EVELYN NESBIT – Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

EVELYN NESBIT – Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

Evelyn Nesbit.  One of Charles Dana Gibson's models.  Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White.  White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

Evelyn Nesbit. One of Charles Dana Gibson's models. Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White. White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

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