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Isabella Henry as La Belle Electra
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Isabella Henry as La Belle Electra

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Isabella Henry as La Belle Electra
Isabella Henry was famous to the theatrical world as La Bella Electra. For a long time she was Walford Bodie's foremost performing assistant.

As part of the act she would have electricity passed through her body to illuminate arc lights in her mouth or to be dramatically emitted from her fingertips.

She also regularly faced death by electric chair. This images comes from an album of her sister, Annie Henry, held by Aberdeen City Libraries.

Isabella also performed as a chorus comedienne under the name Miss Bella Skene, and signed the postcards to her sister as "Lib". Isabella died in Glasgow in 1919 aged 42.
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