Women / Persons ~ P09620

Gertrude Mahon

Alternate Names:
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Gertrude Tilson
Gender: Female
Life Dates: ca. 1752 - 1808
  • Beauty, celebrated
  • Celebrity for other than performance
  • Mistress of aristocrat
  • Performer, actress
Note: Courtesan, born into wealthy family--fall from grace after being left by her husband, attempted acting career eclipsed by her celebrity--personal exploits garnered press, called the "Bird of Paradise" due to her preference for brightly colored fashions.
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