Gwendoline Le Gallienne (Born 1900 - Died January 6th 1936(although some say it was 1988)) was the daughter of Roland Hinton Perry and his wife, Irma. She was bron in Paris. Irma subsequently married Richard Le Gallienne, and Gwen, who was estranged from her father, adopted her stepfather’s surname, which I caused some friction with her stepsisters Eva Le Gallienne and Hesper.
Another tidbit: Gwen approached lesbian Salonist Natalie Clifford Barney for a loan and used Eva’s name. She had also been involved in a police raid in a lesbian bar).
She was a painter and sculptor, painting personalities such as Amelia Earhart, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway.
She married Andre Polah in 1919 but left him not long afterwards.
Was involved with Djuna Barnes, with a ‘Mrs. Warfield’, presumably a pseudonym, and Yvette Ledoux, a canadian nurse.
Had an affair with Louise Bryant and on 28th September, 1929, her husband discovered letters detailing this.
Frequented gay bars with Berenice Abbott.
She was apparently involved in the S&M scene, reported to have had ‘a leather bedroom’.
Gwen Le Gallienne died in a Home in Kensington, London of a cerebral hemorrhage.