A StoneCrabs Theatre Company Project

Joe ‘Marion’ Carstairs

(1900 – 1993)


Marion Barbara Carstairs was known as ‘Joe’, she had numerous female lovers, which were said to include Oscar Wilde’s niece, Dolly Wilde, as well as Hollywood stars Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Joe Carstairs was the UK’s most successful female motorboat racer during the 1920s and her boats were made on the Isle of Wight in East Cowes. Striking and masculine, she had short hair and tattooed arms.

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