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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. Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, Crimea, in the Russian Empire, to Jewish parents, ... 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)
 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)
 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 Month in the Country. Drama. Written by Ivan Turgenev. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 17 Mar 1930- May 1930 (closing date unknown/71 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden (as "Katya"), Elliott Cabot, Dudley Digges (as "Ignaty Illich Shpigelsky"), John T. Doyle, Eda Heinemann (as "Lizaveta Bogdanovna"... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 6 Portrayals | 24 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on motion pictures in a 1916 interview] The pioneer days are now past. This is proved, not in the great mass of moving pictures we see, but the flashes of genius which show what can be done when true artists devote themselves sincerely to creative work. On the speaking stage there have always been more bad plays than good ones, but no one ever argued from this that the drama was a failure. We ... See more »

Trivia:

With her film career flourishing, she bought an imposing California Spanish home at 8080 Sunset Blvd., building a pool and landscaping the property's 3-1/2 acres. Named The Garden of Allah, the place became a popular place for the Hollywood elite. Eventually she lost the property, and when it became a residential hotel she took a small room in the house that had once been her home. See more »

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