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She was born Frances Barton, the daughter of a private soldier, and began her career as a flower girl and a street singer.
As a servant to a French milliner, she learned about costume and acquired a knowledge of French which afterwards stood her in good stead.
Her first appearance on the stage was at Haymarket in 1755 as Miranda in Mrs Centlivre's play, Busybody.

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