Playwright and wife of author Oscar Wilde, she stayed with him through his trial for indecency. She wrote There Was Once.
She met her husband on his visit through London.
She had the misfortune of marrying a homosexual man at a time when homosexuality was punishable by law.
She married Oscar Wilde, and they had two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan.
Although she never divorced Oscar Wilde, she did change her family's name to Holland during his trial to dissociate from him.