Elinor Glyn was born on 17 October 1864 in Jersey, Channel Islands. She was a writer and actress, known for It (1927), Knowing Men (1930) and The Price of Things (1930). She was previously married to Clayton Glyn. She died on 23 September 1943 in London, England, UK.
After getting married she wrote sentimental romance novels to help make
ends meet. These were only moderately successful. Then she decided to
go all out and write a selacious novel about a three-week love affair
between an exotic woman and an upper-class man. "Three Weeks" was an
instant scandal in 1907. Like "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Peyton
Place", it was vilified from the world's pulpits while becoming a
worldwide smash (although not as well written as either of those
books). Initially banned for a time in the United States and Great
Britain, "Three Weeks" provided Madame Glyn, as she was sometimes
called, with lifetime financial security.