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Elinor Glyn was a British writer best known for pioneering mass-market women’s erotic fiction and popularizing the concept of the “It Girl,” which had a profound influence on 20th century popular culture and the careers of Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow. In addition to her work as a scriptwriter for silent movies, Glyn was one of the earliest female directors. Elinor Glyn’s elder sister was fashion designer Lady Duff-Gordon, who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Over the duration of her career Glyn penned more than 40 works including such titles as Three Weeks, Beyond the Rocks, and Love’s Blindness. Elinor Glyn died in 1943.