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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)
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I
(1912)
Camille
Camille 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:

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. See more »

Trivia:

Another of her strange tastes was collecting chairs. She would have so many that they would fill all the homes she lived in. After a flight on a balloon she wrote a book entitled "Dans les nuages, impressions d'une chaise" ("In clouds, impressions of a chair"). See more »

Nickname:

la voix d'or See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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