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Celeste, Madame (1814-1882), a French dancer and actress, who passed most of her life in England and America. After studying dancing at the Royal Academy of Music at Paris, at fifteen years old she went to the United States and met with much success. She there married a Mr. Elliot, and in 1830 she was in England, and played at Liverpool the part of Fenella in Masaniello. In 1834 she returned to America and was enthusiastically received, was made a citizen of the United States, and presented by President Jackson to his cabinet. In 1837 she came back to England, and abandoned dancing for acting, appearing first at Drury Lane and then at the Haymarket, and becoming manager of the Adelphi in 1844. She paid another visit to America (1865-68), and retired from the stage in 1874.