Her governess couldn’t handle her, so she was educated by her brothers’ tutor, which enabled her to get a better education than most women of her time
She was so beautiful, witty and charismatic that she got famous just by showing up at a dinner party
She became so wildly famous and obsessed over simply for being herself that her effect was referred to as the Langtry Phenomenon
She charmed the pants off of royals galore, having affairs with Prince Louis of Battenberg, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and the future King Edward VII, who had a mansion built for her which she designed herself
When she lost favor and nearly went bankrupt, she reinvented herself as an actress and played to full houses every time she appeared
Her complexion alone was so great that she made money off it by appearing in ads for Pears soap, making her one of the first ever celebrity product endorsers
She became a successful businesswoman, with her own theatre company, a winery in America, and a stable of racehorses
This was a lady who started out with nothing. She knew what she wanted, so she went out and made it happen. She’s one of my personal heroes. I highly suggest picking up one of the books about her, especially her autobiography. She was an incredible character.