Christiana Horton

Christiana Horton (c. 1696 – c. 1756) was an English actress.[1]

She first appeared in London as Melinda in The Recruiting Officer in 1714 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Here she remained twenty years, followed by fifteen at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.[2]

At both houses during this long career she played all the leading tragedy and comedy parts, and Barton Booth (who discovered her) said she was the best successor of Anne Oldfield. She was the original Mariana in Fielding's The Miser (1733).[2]

Selected rolesEdit


  1. ^ Knight, John Joseph (1891). "Horton, Christiana" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 27. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 389–390.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.