The popular actress established her claim to be regarded as one of our leading emotional actresses in 1893, when she created the title part of Pinero's "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," at the St. James's Theatre. Five years previously she had made her debut on the professional stage at Liverpool, and prior to that had appeared as an amateur. Mrs. Campbell was born at Forest House, Kensington Gardens, on February 9, 1865, her father being the ,son of an Anglo-indian and her mother Luigia Romanini, the daughter of an Italian refugee who had played an important part in politics. When she was seventeen, Mrs. Campbell married Patrick Campbell, who lost his life in 1900 while serving with Lord Chesham's Yeomanry in South Africa. It was on account of her romantic marriage that she was unable to take advantage of a scholarship which she gained at the Guildhall School of Music which carried with it a three years' free tuition at Leipsic. Music's loss, however, was drama's gain, and, as the world knows, Mrs. Campbell went from triumph to triumph after her amazing performance in "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." The famous actress has two children, a son and a daughter. The latter, Stella, who bears a remarkable likeness to her mother, has also proved herself to be a clever actress.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell Ellis & Walcry