Rita de Acosta Lydig Photo

Rita de Acosta Lydig

Death: Oct 27, 1929

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Rita de Acosta Lydig

Date of Death : Oct 27, 1929
Birth Place : New York City

Rita Lydig was an American socialite regarded as "the most picturesque woman in America." She was photographed by Adolf de Meyer, Edward Steichen, and Gertrude Kasebier, sculpted in alabaster by Malvina Hoffman, and was painted by Giovanni Boldini and John Singer Sargent, among others. She also wrote one novel, Tragic Mansions, under the name Mrs Philip Lydig, a society melodrama described as "emotionally moving and appealing" by The New York Times.

Also known as

  • Rita de Acosta


  • Ricardo de Acosta
  • Micaela Hernandez de Alba y de Alba


  • William Earl Dodge Stokes
  • Philip M. Lydig
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