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Natalia Pavlovna Paley
Birth: Dec. 5, 1905
Īle-de-France, France
Death: Dec. 27, 1981
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Russian Royalty. The first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II, she was the daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich by his second wife Princess Olga Paley. When she was still a young girl she had to escape from Russia due to the Revolution (her father and her brother Vladimir were murdered by the Bolsheviks) and went to France with her mother and sister. In 1927 she married Lucien-Camille Lelong, a talented French fashion designer and also a war hero, but had no issue and divorced him in 1937. After working for a while as a fashion model for her husband enterprises and appearing several times in "Vogue", she became a movie actress and was in several European movies, including Sir Alexander Korda's "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1931) and Marcel L'Herbier "L'epervier" (1933). She eventually moved to the United States, acted in George Cukor's "Sylvia Scarlett" (1935) and began a close friendship with the film's main star, Katherine Hepburn, which would last all through her life. After charming spectators with her beauty and experiencing a brief success, she quited acting, married in 1937 the theatre producer John Chapman Wilson and settled with him in Manhattan, where for many years she worked in public relations for the fashion designer Main Boucher. (bio by: Jorge) 
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery
Ewing
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jorge
Record added: Feb 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7187149
Natalia Pavlovna Paley
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Natalia Pavlovna Paley
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REST IN THE ARMS OF JESES
- sandra
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
REST IN THE ARMS OF JESES
- sandra
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
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 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
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