Person Born 12/2/1881 Died 23/1/1931
Born St. Petersburg, Russia (on 31 January according to the calendar in use at the time). In 1909 she went to Paris with the Ballets Russes tour. Moved permanently to London in 1912 and lived at Ivy House until her death. Died of pleurisy in a hotel in The Hague, Netherlands. There are two statues of her in the grounds of Ivy House. The dome of the Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, is topped with a gilded statue of her. A meringue desert was named after her.