Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina. While touring in The Hague, Pavlova was told that she had pneumonia and required an operation. She was also told that she would never be able to dance again if she went ahead with it. She refused to have the surgery, saying "If I can't dance then I'd rather be dead." She died of pleurisy, three weeks short of her 50th birthday. She was holding her costume from The Dying Swan when she spoke her last words, "Play the last measure very softly."

Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina. While touring in The Hague, Pavlova was told that she had pneumonia and required an operation. She was also told that she would never be able to dance again if she went ahead with it. She refused to have the surgery, saying "If I can't dance then I'd rather be dead." She died of pleurisy, three weeks short of her 50th birthday. She was holding her costume from The Dying Swan when she spoke her last words, "Play the last measure very softly."

Anna Pavlova at the Castello di Vigoleno, 1925. Photo: Studio fotografico Moreschi.

Anna Pavlova at the Castello di Vigoleno, 1925. Photo: Studio fotografico Moreschi.

"Ninguém pode chegar ao topo armado apenas de talento. Deus dá o talento; o trabalho transforma o talento em gênio".      Anna Pavlova

"Ninguém pode chegar ao topo armado apenas de talento. Deus dá o talento; o trabalho transforma o talento em gênio". Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova ♡ www.theworlddances.com/ #throwback #dance

Anna Pavlova ♡ www.theworlddances.com/ #throwback #dance

Anna Pavlova and her pet swan Jack...I want a pet swan. Beauty at its finest.

Anna Pavlova and her pet swan Jack...I want a pet swan. Beauty at its finest.

Anna Pavlova as Giselle - 1924 - London  Laura Johnson via Kinsey Novak onto dance

Anna Pavlova as Giselle - 1924 - London Laura Johnson via Kinsey Novak onto dance

Anna Pavlova in The Pharaoh's Daughter by klimbims on DeviantArt

Anna Pavlova in The Pharaoh's Daughter by klimbims on DeviantArt

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Colored photo of Anna Pavlova, costume by Leon Bakst for Swan Lake, 1905

Colored photo of Anna Pavlova, costume by Leon Bakst for Swan Lake, 1905

Charlie Chaplin and Anna Pavlova USA 1922

Charlie Chaplin and Anna Pavlova USA 1922

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