Daily Archives: September 21, 2016


  Kitty Fisher (1741 – 1767) was a British socialite who, despite coming from a humble background, managed through her beauty, charm and wits to rise to  an elevated position, living a life of opulence and grandeur. She was the original celebrity. At a time of royalty and nobility she became an object of fascination, despite being without a title and born a commoner. Born Catherine Marie Fischer she is believed to have started life poor, as a milliner,  but an […]

Kitty Fisher by Nathaniel Hone (1765)