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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić

Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić, © Miloš Jurišićenlarge


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Object:Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić
Description:Upper body shot of a young woman in three-quarter profile. She is dressed in stage costume as 'Desdemona' from Hamlet's play 'Othello'.
Comment:Olga Ilić, later Ilić-Hristilić (1880, Thessaloniki – 1945, Belgrade), was a famous Serbian actress. She was born the illegitimate daughter of Marija Gašparović and a Frenchman. Mother and daughter moved to Niš after Olga's father had died. In Niš Olga started her acting career at the age of fourteen and pursued it as a travelling actress and playing at different theaters throughout the Balkans (e.g., Belgrade, Novi Sad, Leskovac, Niš, Skopje).
Date:Not after 1900
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 159mm x 216mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
530 Arts > 536 Drama
540 Commercialized Entertainment > 545 Musical and Theatrical Productions
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Miloš Jurišić
Archive:Miloš Jurišić, Inv. No.: Olga Ilic, glumica, kao Sakuntala 1900 159x216mm secena fotografija
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic