by Lucinda Hawksley
Struck by her good looks and her pale copper hair, the pre-raphaelites made Lizzie Siddal one of the best known faces of the Victorian era.
An artist's model from London's slums, Lizzie also made her mark as a poet and artist.
Her extraordinary story is read by Susannah Harker.
Abridged by Doreen Estall.
Lizzie falls in love but quickly finds herself in a vulnerable position.
Her life as an artist's model reaches new heights when she poses for John Everett Millais painting of Ophelia.
Lizzie's lover Dante Rossetti introduces her to John Ruskin, and her own career as an artist begins to take off.
A trip to France sees Lizzie's health improve.
However, Rossetti's philandering is troubling their relationship.
Lizzie's ill-fated affair with Rossetti and her poor health finally take their toll.