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Age38 (age at death)
Birthday 4 November, 1881
Birthplace Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died 11 February, 1920
Place of Death Paris, France
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality French
Occupation Actress
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Gaby Deslys Performer - Born 4 Nov 1881 Marseilles, FRANCE - Died 11 Feb 1920 Paris, FRANCE



Gaby Deslys Actress - Born 4 November 1881 - Marseilles, France

Died 11th February 1920 - Paris, France

Real Name Marie-Elise Gabrielle Caire

Miscellaneous 1. Premiere Revue artiste. 2. Notoriously had affair with King Manoel of Portugal.

Gaby Deslys Actress - Date of Birth 4 November 1881, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Date of Death 11 February 1920, Paris, France (throat infection)

Birth Name Marie-Elsie-Gabrielle Caire

Mini Bio (1) Gaby Deslys was born on November 4, 1881 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Marie-Elsie-Gabrielle Caire. She was an actress, known for Rosy Rapture (1915), Bouclette (1918) and Le Dieu du hasard (1920). She was married to Harry Pilcer. She died on February 11, 1920 in Paris, France.

Spouse (1) Harry Pilcer (? - ?)

Trade Mark (1) Large, elaborate feathered headdresses worn both on and off the stage

Trivia (5) 1. Worked as a spy for the French government during World War I. 2. Portrayed by Tamara Toumanova in "Deep in My Heart" (1954). 3. She was an early patron of the designer Erté and wore many of his creations, which he made especially for her. 4. Conducted a well-publicised romantic affair with King Manuel of Portugal. 5. Popular French actress and danceuse, noted for her exquisite beauty. Deslys introduced the first striptease number in a Broadway Musical. The impresario Ned Wayburn also created the popular 'Gaby Glide' dance for her 1911 show "Vera Violetta".

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