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Eliza Doolittle Day is considered as recognition of British theater actress talent. Especially her talent is revered by fans of the famous play by Bernard Shaw «Pygmalion», reflected deep, acute social problems.


Beatrice Stella Tanner, later known as Stella Campbell or Mrs. Patrick Campbell, was born on February 9, 1965. British actress showed everyone her magnificent talent, fascinated the audience. «She was a real sorceress, she bewitched me too» – J. B. Shaw spoke about Mrs. Campbell. He wrote his famous play «Pygmalion» especially for British actress.

Thus, Stella Campbell became the first performer of Eliza Doolittle role. Some fans called the actress only by London florist’s name – Eliza Doolittle. Although, it must be said that she wasn’t the only one played Eliza Doolittle role. Over years, the role was performed by famous actresses Wendy Hiller, Audrey Hepburn, Martin McCutcheon, Laura Benanti.

How to celebrate

Here are some ideas for a great Eliza Doolittle Day.

  1. Watch «Pygmalion» with the whole family.
  2. Organize a themed quiz.
  3. Hold a flash mob on social networks.
  4. Write your review.
  5. If you have the appropriate details, organize a thematic photo session.

When is Eliza Doolittle Day in 2022?

Eliza Doolittle Day is observed on May 20 each year.