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Evelyn Nesbit (1884–1967)

Ms. Nesbit, artists' model and chorus girl, was at the heart of what at the time was known as the Crime of the Century. Her abusive husband, Pittsburgh million-heir Harry Thaw, murdered 52-year old architect and socialite Stanford White (of the firm McKim, Mead, and White), who had taken advantage of a sixteen-year old Evelyn and subsequently ... See full bio »

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 1922 The Hidden Woman
Ann Wesley
 1919 My Little Sister
The Elder Sister
 1919 A Fallen Idol
Princess Laone
 1919 Thou Shalt Not
 1919 Woman, Woman!
Alice Lindsay
 1918 I Want to Forget
Varda Deering
 1918 The Woman Who Gave
 1918 Her Mistake
Rose Hale
 1917 Redemption
Alice Loring (as Evelyn Nesbit-Thaw)
 1916 A Lucky Leap (Short)
Bess's Mother
 1914 Threads of Destiny
Miriam Gruenstein (as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw)
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 1932 Broadway Gossip No. 2 (Short)
Herself (as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw)
 1907 The Unwritten Law: A Thrilling Drama Based on the Thaw-White Tragedy (Short)
Herself (as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw)

Personal Details

Other Works:

The Girl from Dixie (1903). Musical comedy. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Musical Director: Selle Simonson. Additional music by Ben Jerome, Max S. Witte, George A. Norton, Gustav Kerker, A. Baldwin Sloane, Will Marion Cook, Rosamond Johnson, Ludwig Englander, George Rosey, Theo M. Tobani, E.D. Prussian, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Evelyn Nesbit-Thaw | Evelyn Nesbit Thaw


5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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Personal Quote:

Shortly before her death, 1966: "Stanny [Stanford White] was lucky, he died. I lived."


Her father, Winfield Scott Nesbit, was a lawyer who died when Evelyn was eight, leaving the family destitute and plagued by debt for years until her modeling jobs got them back on their feet. See more »


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