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"Lillie Langtry (13 October 1853 – 12 February 1929), born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a highly successful British actress born on the island of Jersey. A renowned beauty, she was nicknamed the 'Jersey Lily' and had a number of prominent lovers, including the future King Edward VII.
The fictitious character Irene Adler, who bested Sherlock Holmes when he sought an incriminating photograph of her and a European monarch, is thought to have been based upon Langtry. Langtry was also the subject of The Who's 1967 recording, 'Pictures of Lily' about a young man infatuated by her image. A line from the song states 'She's been dead since 1929'."