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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

Camille Marguerite Gauthier
(1912)
Adrienne Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreur
(1913)
The Clairvoyant Madame Gainard
(1924)
Mothers of France Jeanne d'Urbex
(1917)

Filmography

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 1924 The Clairvoyant
Madame Gainard
 1917 Mothers of France
Jeanne d'Urbex
 1915 Die Tänzerin
Tänzerin
 1915 Jeanne Doré
Jeanne Doré
 1913 Adrienne Lecouvreur (Short)
Adrienne Lecouvreur
 1912 Queen Elizabeth (Short)
Queen Elizabeth I
 1912 Camille
Marguerite Gauthier
 1908 Tosca (Short)
Floria Tosca
 1900 Le duel d'Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage and vaudeville actress.

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 52 Print Biographies | 18 Portrayals | 28 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Madame Sarah Bernhardt

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Damala, Ambroise Aristide  (his death)

Relatives:

Lysiane Bernhardt (grandchild)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when asked, following an amputation, whether she would be retiring] What's a leg? 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 »

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