Lili Ilse Elvenes better known as Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931) was a transgender woman and one of the first identifiable[1] recipients of sex reassignment surgery

Lili Ilse Elvenes better known as Lili Elbe (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931) was a transgender woman and one of the first identifiable[1] recipients of sex reassignment surgery

'Lili Elbe' by Gerda Wegener http://my-museum-of-art.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-09T19:00:00%2B02:00&max-results=15&start=180&by-date=false

'Lili Elbe' by Gerda Wegener http://my-museum-of-art.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-09T19:00:00%2B02:00&max-results=15&start=180&by-date=false

Lili Elbe was one of the first people to get sex-reassignment surgery. Inside the real story behind the awards contender The Danish Girl

Lili Elbe was one of the first people to get sex-reassignment surgery. Inside the real story behind the awards contender The Danish Girl

Courtesy The Royal Library Gerda Wegener and her husband, Einar, who would become Lili Elbe, in front of one of Gerda's paintings depicting herself and Lili.

Courtesy The Royal Library Gerda Wegener and her husband, Einar, who would become Lili Elbe, in front of one of Gerda's paintings depicting herself and Lili.

Eddie Redmayne on his role as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl

Eddie Redmayne on his role as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl

Gerda Wegener and transgender artist Einar Wegener, who became Lili Elbe. Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl movie. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/danish-girl/

Gerda Wegener and transgender artist Einar Wegener, who became Lili Elbe. Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl movie. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/danish-girl/

Fine Portrait - “I reshaped Eddie’s mouth by taking away the corners and giving him more of a feminine pout,” says the film’s makeup artist, Jan Sewell.

Fine Portrait - “I reshaped Eddie’s mouth by taking away the corners and giving him more of a feminine pout,” says the film’s makeup artist, Jan Sewell.

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