On July 25, 1829 Elizabeth Siddal was born! Lizzie is the original Pre-Raphaelite “Stunner”.
Here’s a closer detail of Lizzie as Ophelia:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, whom Lizzie later married, also painted Lizzie as Ophelia:
What I found most interesting is Lizzie’s own self portrait. She does not glamorize herself or enhance her beauty in any way. Rather, she paints herself in a straighforward manner, as if to tell us that there is more to her than just a Pre-Raphaelite creation.