Stella Zoe <I>Whishaw</I> Meyendorff

Stella Zoe Whishaw Meyendorff

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 26 Apr 1976 (aged 90)
Greater London, England
Burial Woking, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Plot north section of the Chaucer garden under the parrotias trees
Memorial ID 61402536 · View Source
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Baroness and Actress. She was born in Russia into an English family, which had made its home there for many generations.
Father: Whishaw Robert Cattley (31.08.1856, St Petersburg – 18.10.1920, at age 64). Robert married Emily Mary Gisiko on 12 Nov 1879 in St Petersburg. Emily born 21 Sep 1857 in St Petersburg and died 13 Nov 1911, at age 54.
Stella was educated in Russia, talented and spoke six languages, she later became a notable actress. She married in Petersburg in 1907, Baron Paul Meyendorff, Captain in the Horse Guards and ADC to the Tsar, and later Colonel in his Military Secretariat. They had 3 children. During the Russian Revolution they suffered much hardship, lost all their possessions, and were temporarily imprisoned, but through the Baltic Germans Committee they were enabled to leave Petrograd (now St Petersburg) at end of 1918, for Estonia where they lived on a remnant of the family estates near Reval. She acted in theatres at Reval and Dorpat, and also in Berlin, in 1921-22, under the name of Stella Arbenina. In 1923 she came with her children to London, where she continued acting on stage and in films for some years. Her book, "Through Terror to Freedom" published in 1930, describes her experiences in the Revolution.

‘MEYENDORFF. On April 26th, peacefully in her sleep, Baroness Stella Zoe Meyendorff, aged 91 years, of Woodlands Farmhouse, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey. Funeral service at St. Mary’s Church, Stoke D’Abernon, on Friday, April 30th, at 3.45 p.m. followed by cremation at St John’s Crematorium, Woking,. Flowers to James and Thomas, Ltd., Mill Rd, Cobham by 1 p.m. please.” (The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976; pg. 28; Issue 59690.)

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