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CELESTE (sa-layst'), or CELESTE-ELLIOT (Madame), danseuse and actress, born in Paris, 6 August, 1814; died in London in 1882. In childhood she became a pupil at the Royal academy, and when but fifteen years of age made a successful debut in the United States, where she married Henry Elliot soon after her arrival. After her husband's death she went to England and achieved success in London. She subsequently passed several years in the United States between 1834 and 1865. After 1837 she made London her home, and took part in the dramas at Drury Lane, the Haymarket, Adelphi, and other theatres, and also attained success as a theatrical manager. She was noted as an actress of pantomime. Her most popular parts were La Bayadere, the French Spy, Miami in "Green Bushes," Miriam, and the Woman in Red. The poet Fitz-Oreene Halleck was among her admirers, and made her the subject of several highly com-plim.entary stanzas.
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