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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

La dame aux camélias Marguerite Gauthier
(1912)
Adrienne Lecouvreur Adrienne Lecouvreur
(1913)
Mères françaises Jeanne d'Urbex
(1917)
La voyante Madame Gainard
(1924)

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 1924 La voyante
Madame Gainard
 1917 Mères françaises
Jeanne d'Urbex
 1915 Die Tänzerin
Tänzerin
 1915 Jeanne Doré
Jeanne Doré
 1913 Adrienne Lecouvreur (Short)
Adrienne Lecouvreur
 1912 Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (Short)
Queen Elizabeth I
 1912 La dame aux camélias
Marguerite Gauthier
 1908 Tosca (Short)
Floria Tosca
 1900 Le duel d'Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage and vaudeville actress.

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 51 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 28 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Madame Sarah Bernhardt

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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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:

Her younger--by 12 years--husband, Aristide Damala, was a Greek diplomat who died in 1898, allegedly because of drugs and a generally vicious life. After his death she used to sign her own letters "Sarah Bernhardt, veuve Damala" ("widow Damala"). See more »

Nickname:

The Divine Sarah See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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