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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)

Filmography

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 1924 La voyante
Madame Gainard
 1917 Mères françaises
Jeanne d'Urbex
 1915 Die Tänzerin
Tänzerin
 1915 Jeanne Doré
Jeanne Doré
 1913 Adrienne Lecouvreur (Short)
Adrienne Lecouvreur
 1912 Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (Short)
Queen Elizabeth I
 1912 La dame aux camélias
Marguerite Gauthier
 1908 Tosca (Short)
Floria Tosca
 1900 Le duel d'Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)
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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:

The Divine Sarah See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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