Sylvia Ashley

Model from England,United Kingdom

Sylvia Ashley (1 April 1904 – 29 June 1977) was an English model, actress and socialite, who was best known for her marriages to British aristocrats and American movie stars. Ashley was born Edith Louisa Sylvia Hawkes in Paddington, London, England, a daughter of Arthur Hawkes and Edith Florence Hyde. (Although she preferred giving her year of birth as 1906, the England and Wales Civil Registration Index, Vol. 1a, Page 26, shows it was recorded during the June quarter of 1904, District of Paddington.) Her sister, Lillian Vera Hawkes (6 March 1910 – 1 January 1997), married British film producer Basil Bleck. Hawkes was married five times: Using her middle name Sylvia, she worked as a lingerie model and became a Cochran Dancer, the British equivalent of a Ziegfeld Follies girl. After this brief career in the chorus line of musical comedy, she went on to appear in a number of West End plays. In 1924, she made her debut in Midnight Follies. She appeared in Primrose. In 1925, she acted in Tell me More at London's Winter Garden Theatre, and in The Whole Town's Talking. On 1 March 1941, Lady Ashley filed articles of incorporation to establish an organisation known as the British  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
England,United Kingdom
Edward Stanley 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley Anthony Ashley-Cooper Lord Ashley Douglas Fairbanks Edward Stanley 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley Dimitri Djordjadze Anthony Ashley-Cooper Lord Ashley Clark Gable
Model, Actor


Date of death
Place of death
Los Angeles

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