This week I’m finishing a novelette set in Victorian England.
My inspiration for the heroine’s face is Maude Fealy, an American actress from the Victorian era.
Maude seems to have led a pretty full life, specially taken in consideration the times she lived in and the fact that she was a woman. I guess being an actress was already a path outside the normal career as a mother and wife, which was what most women ended up being in Victorian times.
She starred in silent films, wrote plays, performed on stage, taught acting, and was married three times.
Maude was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1883, and died in 1971, when she was 88.
(Photo credit: Linnea-Rose colouring based on a victorian photo of Maude.)