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Pola Negri (1897–1987)


Pola Negri was born in Poland and moved to Warsaw as a young child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness which ended her dancing career, she soon switched to the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became an actress. By 17, she was a star on the stage in ... See full bio »

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 1964 The Moon-Spinners
Madame Habib
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Genya Smetana
 1938 Night of Fate
Tessa Brückmann
 1938 Die fromme Lüge
Carmen Casini
 1937 Tango Notturno
Mado Doucet
 1936 Gräfin Volescu
Gräfin Volescu
 1935 Mazurka
Vera, Singer
 1934 Fanatisme
Rosine Savelli
 1929 The Way of Lost Souls
Louise
 1928 The Woman from Moscow
Princess Fedora
 1928 Loves of an Actress
Rachel
 1928 Three Sinners
Baroness Gerda Wallentin
 1928 The Secret Hour
Amy
 1927 The Woman on Trial
Julie
 1926 Good and Naughty
Germaine Morris
 1926 The Crown of Lies
Olga Kriga
 1925 A Woman of the World
Countess Elnora Natatorini
 1925 Flower of Night
Carlota y Villalon
 1925 The Charmer
Mariposa
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
Catherine (the Czarina)
 1924 Men
Cleo
 1924 Shadows of Paris
Claire, Queen of the Apaches
 1923 The Cheat
Carmelita De Córdoba
 1923 Die Flamme (Short)
Yvette
 1921 Mad Love
Sappho
 1920 Die Marchesa d'Armiani
Marchesa Assunta
 1920 Das Martyrium
Gattin
 1920 Sumurun
Yannaia - a Dancer
 1919 Rausch
 1919 Vendetta
Marianna Paoli
 1919 Kreuzigt sie!
Maria
 1918 Surogaty lyubvi
Lead
 1918 Wenn das Herz in Haß erglüht
Ilja Vörösz
 1918 Carmen
Carmen
 1918 The Yellow Ticket
Lea, the Professor's Adopted Daughter
 1918 Mania. Die Geschichte einer Zigarettenarbeiterin
Mania - Zigarettenarbeiterin
 1917 Arabella
 1917 Pokój Nr.13 (Short)
 1915 Czarna ksiazeczka (Short)
 1915 Zona
Helena Kazicka
 1914 Niewolnica zmyslów
Pola, dancer
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2 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 31 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erna Negri | Polita

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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I consider my work great, as I am a great artist. See more »

Trivia:

On her deathbed in 1987, the 90-year-old Negri was being attended by a handsome young doctor who looked at her chart, and failed to respond immediately to seeing her name. In her best Norma Desmond mode, she reportedly pulled herself up into a "movie star" pose and asked, "You don't know who I am?!?!?". See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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