Hidden historical heroines (#07: Lola Montez)

  Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld (17 February 1818 – 17 January 1861) – better known by the stage name Lola Montez – was an Irish-born dancer who found world-wide fame on the stage and as a courtesan.  Her mother, Elizabeth Oliver, was the daughter of an Irish MP. She married a solider – […]