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Margot Fonteyn

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Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 21, 1991 (71)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 21, 1991 (71)

About

English classical ballet dancer who received international acclaim. As a Prima Ballerina with The Royal Ballet, she appeared in Cinderella, The Firebird, Swan Lake, Giselle, and numerous other ballets.

Before Fame

At the age of fourteen, she began her training at the Vic-Wells Ballet School in London.

Trivia

Queen Elizabeth II named her Prima Ballerina Assoluta for The Royal Ballet.

Family Life

She was born to an Irish-Brazilian mother and a British father. She was married to Panamanian ambassador Roberto Emilio Arias for thirty-four years.

Associated With

She became famous for dancing the principal role of Aurora in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet.