Margot Fonteyn

1919 - 1991

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Dame Margaret Evelyn de Arias DBE (née Hookham; 18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), known by the stage name Margot Fonteyn, was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet (formerly the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company), eventually being appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II. Beginning ballet lessons at the age of four, she studied in England and China, where her father was transferred for his work. Her training in Shanghai was with George Goncharov, contributing to her continuing interest in Russian ballet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margot Fonteyn has received more than 1,014,672 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Margot Fonteyn is the 11th most popular dancer, the 416th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 420th in 2019) and the most popular British Dancer.

Margot Fonteyn was a ballerina who was born in London, England. She is most famous for her work with the Royal Ballet.

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Among dancers, Margot Fonteyn ranks 11 out of 75Before her are Josephine Baker, Pina Bausch, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, and Maya Plisetskaya. After her are Martha Graham, Marie Taglioni, Bobby Farrell, Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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Among people born in 1919, Margot Fonteyn ranks 12Before her are Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Nat King Cole, Zhao Ziyang, and Giulio Andreotti. After her are Georgios Papadopoulos, Kim Jong-suk, Donald Pleasence, Fausto Coppi, Boris Shcherbina, and Hans-Joachim Marseille. Among people deceased in 1991, Margot Fonteyn ranks 21Before her are Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, John Bardeen, Michael Landon, and Lazar Kaganovich. After her are Martha Graham, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Max Frisch, Oona O'Neill, and Rajiv Gandhi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Margot Fonteyn ranks 416 out of 6,924Before her are Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), Albert Finney (1936), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Ralph Fiennes (1962), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772). After her are Tony Blair (1953), Jackie Stewart (1939), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Fred Hoyle (1915), Saint Boniface (680), and Raymond Cattell (1905).

Among DANCERS In United Kingdom

Among dancers born in United Kingdom, Margot Fonteyn ranks 1After her are Lindsay Kemp (1938), Alicia Markova (1910), and Kenneth MacMillan (1929).