J.R.R. Tolkien's wife and muse who inspired his Lúthien Tinúviel and Arwen Evenstar characters from Lord of the Rings.
She met Tolkien at a boarding house, where she went after the death of her mother.
She was 19 when she met Tolkien, and he was 16.
A written declaration of love from Tolkien persuaded her to break off her engagement to another man and marry him. She had four children, Christopher, Michael, John, and Priscilla.
She was jealous of her husband's close friendship with author C.S. Lewis.