Effie Gray

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Birthday
7, 1828
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 24, 1897 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1828
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 24, 1897 (69)

About

Became famous for marrying the great critic John Ruskin, who annulled their marriage after six years without sex.

Before Fame

Her parents thought a match between her and John was ideal, and the two wed in 1844.

Trivia

Her affair with John Ruskin and his protege made for a public scandal and many salacious stage dramas.

Family Life

Increasingly frustrated by her husband's unwillingness to consummate their marriage, she grew increasingly close to his student, painter John Everett Millais.

Associated With

Emma Thompson was cast to play her in the 2013 film Effie, which was about her affair.