Ottoline suffered the frustrations of growing into her looks-her awkwardness had arrested itself into a unusual soignee and she began to revel in the attention and allure of her unique looks.
Ottoline, just prior to her marriage, is described by Miranda Seymour in her biography of OttoLine:
She was just over six foot-taller than most men-with turquoise eyes, wavy red-gold hair, a pale skin and a graceful, sliding walk. A large nose and the strong chin of the Bentincks prevented her from being a conventional beauty:; her appearance conveyed something more rich and complex.
She was like nobody else.