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Gerda Wegener | The Danish pioneer of Art Dèco | Wegener's wife In 'The Danish Girl'

Gerda Wegener and husband Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe Gerda Wegener: The Lady Gaga of the 1920s The Danish Girl tells the story of the painter Einar Wegener, who had the world's first gender-reassignment surgery and became Lili Elbe. But his wife Gerda had a fascinating life and career of her own. by Helen Russell, The Guardian News Eddie Redmayne is already being Oscar-tipped for his latest role in Tom Hooper's biopic, The Danish Girl - the story of the painter Einar Wegener, who underwent the world's first gender-reassignment operation to become Lili Elbe.

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