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Sarah Bernhardt (I) (1844–1923)


This celebrated star of the French stage had a sporadic love-hate affair with early cinema. After her film debut in Le duel d'Hamlet (1900) she declared she detested the medium; yet she consented to appear in another film, La Tosca (1909). Upon seeing the results, she reportedly recoiled in horror, demanding that the negative be destroyed. Her ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Paris, France

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Known For

Adrienne Lecouvreur
Adrienne Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreur
(1913)
Le duel d'Hamlet
(1900)
Les amours de la reine Élisabeth
(1912)
La dame aux camélias
La dame aux camélias Marguerite Gauthier
(1912)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage and vaudeville actress.

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 50 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 28 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Madame Sarah Bernhardt

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

We ought to hate very rarely, as it is too fatiguing, remain indifferent a great deal, forgive often, and never forget. See more »

Trivia:

Her only child, son Maurice Bernhardt, was born 1864; his father was Belgian Prince Henri de Ligne. Shortly before Maurice's wedding his father, the Prince de Ligne, told Maurice that he was prepared to officially recognise him and offered him his name and a substantial fortune. Maurice replied that as his mother had raised him single-handedly and had made such great sacrifices in the process he ... See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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