Tilly Losch

The Austrian-born ballerina and actress Tilly (Ottilie) Losch (1903-75) danced with the Vienna State Opera Ballet from 1921 until 1928, including in Max Reinhardt's 1927 Salzburg Festival production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. In 1933 she founded her own company, 'Les Ballets'. Losch's later career concentrated on film, and she appeared in 'Limelight' (1936), 'The Garden of Allah' (1936), 'The Good Earth' (1937) and 'Duel in the Sun' (1946).

In 1930 Losch married Edward James, a poet, writer, philanthropist, and patron of the Surrealists; they divorced in in 1934. Five years later Losch married Henry Herbert, 6th Earl of Carnarvon. From the 1940s onwards she devoted much of her time to painting and had several exhibitions in New York. 

Tilly Losch
Tilly Losch

1937

Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun'
Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun'

1946

Tilly Losch by Arnold Genthe
Tilly Losch by Arnold Genthe

1928

Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM
Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM

1937

Tilly Losch in 'The Band Wagon'
Tilly Losch in 'The Band Wagon'

1931

Tilly Losch painting 'Universal Love'
Tilly Losch painting 'Universal Love'

1943

Tilly Losch 'The Band Wagon'
Tilly Losch 'The Band Wagon'

photographed by Florence Vandamm, 1931

Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun'
Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun'

1946

Tilly Losch by Madame Yevonde
Tilly Losch by Madame Yevonde

1933

Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM
Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM

1937

Tilly Losch
Tilly Losch

With her painting 'The Dancing Road' at her first show at the Bignour Galleries, New York, 1944

Tilly Losch
Tilly Losch

1936

Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente
Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente

c.1936

Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente
Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente

1936

Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente
Tilly Losch by Alfredo Valente

1936

Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM,
Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM,

1937

Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun',
Tilly Losch in 'Duel in the Sun',

1946

Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM
Tilly Losch by Ted Allen for MGM

1937