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Barbara Karinska (1886–1983)


Karinska's patron saint became Joan of Arc after becoming involved in the making of the Paramount feature film. Karinska was obsessed with the images of Joan of Arc, surrounding both her wardrobe costume office and her East side Town house with sculptures, medals, and religious tributes. See more trivia »

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Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Costume Designer
The Pirate
The Pirate Costume and Wardrobe Department
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Lola Montès Costume and Wardrobe Department


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 2011 Jewels (TV Movie) (as Karinska)
 2007 Learn to Be a Princess (Video short)
 2006 Learn to Dance Like a Princess! (Video short)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nutcracker (1958) ... (as Karinska)
 1954 Ulysses (as Madame Karinska)
 1954 C'est la vie parisienne (as Karinsky)
 1953 A Lady Without Camelias (as Kariinska)
 1948 Joan of Arc (as Karinska)
 1946 Blue Skies (as Karinsky)
 1946 Un revenant (as Karinsky)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (13 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Kariinska | Madame Barbara Karinska | Madame Karinska | Mme. Karinska | Karinska | Karinsky

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Personal Quote:

"There is Shakespeare for literature and Madame Karinska for costumes." -- George Balanchine.


Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman played both Joan and Mary Grey, the fictional star actress who portrays the role of Joan in the New York City Broadway Maxwell Anderson play "Joan of Lorraine" at the Alvin Theatre, opening 11/18/1946-through-5/10/1947, a total of 199 performances. The 1946 play-within-a-play is about a company of actors who stage a dramatization of the story of Joan of Arc, and the... See more »

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