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Elinor Glyn

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Douglas Sutherland and Elinor Saunders
Mother of Dame Juliet Evangeline Rhys-Williams
Sister of Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon

Managed by: Ivor C-D
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About Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn (October 17, 1864 - September 23, 1943), born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist and scriptwriter who pioneered mass-market women's erotic fiction. She coined the use of It as a euphemism for sex appeal. Although her works are relatively tame by modern standards, she had tremendous influence on early 20th century popular culture, and perhaps on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson.

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Elinor Glyn's Timeline

October 17, 1864
Age 33
September 23, 1943
Age 78