It was in "dear old Kentucky" that Miss Elizabeth Robins, famous in New York and London literary and theatrical circles, first saw light of day. Precocious as a child, her relatives prophesied a great future for her. Before she had reached her teens she had proved herself a delightful little actress, and even in her " pinafore" days had a passion for scribbling. It was behind the footlights, however, that she first proved her cleverness, and her magnificent interpretations of many of Ibsen's characters have never been equalled. Then, in the year 1894, she turned her attention to novel-writing. Her first story, "George Mandeville's Husband," was quickly followed by other novels, which proved highly successful. In private life Miss Robins is Mrs. George Richmond Parks. She is an ardent advocate of the extension of the franchise to women, and her play, "Votes for Women," produced a few years ago, did not a little to help forward the cause of woman's suffrage.

Miss Elizabeth Robins Ernest H. Mills Copyright

Miss Elizabeth Robins Ernest H. Mills Copyright