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Portrayals of Elizabeth Siddal

I have only seen snippets of Desperate Romantics so far;  I can’t really speak about the series as a whole.  I am aware of the historical inaccuracies and I do question some of the changes made.  But  from what I’ve seen, Amy Manson portrays Lizzie as likable and spirited.   I’ve enjoyed seeing Lizzie portrayed with personality and not as a demure waif who sits quietly n Rossetti’s shadow.

Since Desperate Romantics began I have seen a definite rise in traffic.  I thought that both new and returning readers would like a glimpse of other portrayals of Elizabeth Siddal. Below, via YouTube, is a clip from Dante’s Inferno, directed by Ken Russell:

Also, Patricia Quinn as Lizzie opposite Ben Kingsley as DGR: