February 1, 2012
The “who???” is almost audible? But Jill Esmond was an actress of stage and film, and the first Mrs Laurence Olivier (a post on the second Mrs Olivier is currently in production)
Married in July 1930, at the age of 22, the young Jill Esmond had an ethereal beauty and wore the most gorgeous statement crown……
A satin dress with an adorned sweetheart neckline, the bride’s gown is elegantly simple – especially compared to that of the bridesmaids, and just look at that gorgeous presentation bouquet of lilies!
Laurence Olivier in his morning suit, with his hair waved, looked equally elegant and dapper.
Its fair to say Jill Esmond and Laurence Olivier made quite the handsome couple when they married…… who could withstand the allure of Vivien Leigh though?