"A charming soubrette, great Marie Kendall, with dauby cheeks and lifted skirt, smiled daubily from her poster upon William Humble, earl of Dudley, and upon lieutenantcolonel H.G. Hesseltine and also upon the honourable Gerald Ward A.D.C." (U10.1220)

Another charming soubrette, from a U.S. cigarette trophy card.

A soubrette is variously defined as
* a minor female role as a pert lady's maid in a comedy
* more generally, an actress who plays the young and saucy roles
* a category of soprano voice or role characterized by a flirtatious or streetwise manner.