Dorothy Wilde

Dorothy Wilde

Born Jul 11, 1895

Dorothy Ierne Wilde, known as Dolly Wilde, was an Anglo-Irish socialite, made famous by her family connections and her reputation as a witty conversationalist. Her charm and humor made her a popular guest at salons in Paris between the wars, standing out even in a social circle known for its flamboyant talkers. Wilde, born in London three months after her uncle Oscar Wilde's arrest for homosexual acts, was the only child of Oscar's older brother, Willie.… Read More

related links


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Wilde.


1895 Birth Born in 1895.


1914 19 Years Old In 1914, she travelled to France in order to drive an ambulance in World War I. … Read More


1927 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Her longest relationship, lasting from 1927 until her death, was with openly lesbian American writer Natalie Clifford Barney, who was host of one of the best-known Parisian literary salons of the 20th century. … Read More


1939 44 Years Old In 1939 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and refused surgery, seeking alternative treatments. … Read More
1941 46 Years Old She died aged 45 in 1941, of "causes unascertainable", according to the coroner's inquest—possibly the cancer or possibly a drug overdose.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.