Born 1890 in Bordeaux, Gironde, French pianist, singer and actress Yvonne Arnaud was well known for her career in Britain, as well as her native land.
After beginning a career as a concert pianist as a child, Arnaud acted in musical comedies. She switched to non-musical comedy and drama around 1920 and was one of the players in the second of the Aldwych farces, A Cuckoo in the Nest, a hit in 1925.
Arnaud also had dramatic roles and made films in the 1930s and 1940s, and continued to act into the 1950s. She occasionally performed as a pianist later in her career. The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre was named in her memory in Guildford, Surrey.
Arnaud died in 1958 in Guildford, Surrey, England, aged 67.
Take a look at these charming photos to see the beauty of young Yvonne Arnaud in the 1910s.