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Alla Nazimova (1879–1945)


The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today. Born in Yalta, Crimea, in 1879, Mariam Edez Adelaida Leventon was the third child in an abusive, contentious household. Most... See full bio »

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 1944 Since You Went Away
Zofia Koslowska (as Nazimova)
 1944 In Our Time
Zofia Orwid (as Nazimova)
 1941 Blood and Sand
Senora Augustias (as Nazimova)
 1940 Escape
Emmy Ritter (as Nazimova)
 1925 My Son
Ana Silva
 1925 The Redeeming Sin
Joan (as Nazimova)
 1924 Madonna of the Streets
Mary Carlson / Mary Ainsleigh (as Nazimova)
 1922 Salome
Salome, stepdaughter of Herod (as Nazimova)
 1921 Camille
Marguerite Gautier (as Nazimova)
 1920 Billions
Princess Triloff (as Nazimova)
 1920 Madame Peacock
Jane Goring / Gloria Cromwell (as Nazimova)
 1920 The Heart of a Child
Sally Snape (as Nazimova)
 1920 Stronger Than Death
Sigrid Fersen
 1919 The Brat
The Brat
 1919 The Red Lantern
Mahlee & Blanche Sackville
 1919 Out of the Fog
Faith & Eve
 1918 Eye for Eye
Hassouna (as Nazimova)
 1918 A Woman of France (Short)
 1918 Toys of Fate
Zorah / Hagah
 1918 Revelation
Joline (as Nazimova)
 1916 War Brides
Joan
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Doll's House. Written by Henrik Ibsen. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 6 Portrayals | 23 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alla Lavendera | Alia Nasimoff | Nazimova | Peter M. Winter

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Upon meeting the then unknown Valentino for the first time] How dare you bring that gigolo to my table? How dare you introduce that pimp to Nazimova?

Trivia:

Godmother of actress and first lady Nancy Reagan Reagan. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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