Elßler, Fanny Franziska#
b. Vienna, June 23, 1810, d. Vienna, Nov. 27, 1884, one of the most famous dancers of the first half of the 19th century; daughter of Johann Elssler. Even as a child, E. danced at the Theater an der Wien with her sister Theresia Elssler, 1817-1825 at the Kaerntnertortheater, numerous guest performances abroad; 1851 retired from the stage; became especially well known for her highly realistic national and character dances (Cachucha, Cracovienne, Smolenska, Russkaya), which she performed in the appropriate national costumes ( Ballet).
Literature#R. Raab, F. E. Eine Weltfaszination, 1962; I. Guest, F. E., 1970; L. Denk, F. E., 1984; J. Weissenboeck, F. E., 1984.