Francesca Bertini (I) (1892–1985)


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Francesca Bertini was undoubtedly one of the first divas of cinema, a lady not only on screen but also in real life. She made her film debut in La dea del mare (1907) and after that producers fought for her services. In 1921 she married European nobleman and banker Alfred Cartier. She tried her hand at directing films as well as acting in them and... See full bio »

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(age 93) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Assunta Spina Assunta Spina
(1915)
Tosca Floria Tosca
(1918)
Lucretia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia
(1912)

Filmography

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 1976 1900
Sister Desolata
 1969 Una ragazza di Praga
Gabriela
 1950 Dora la espía
La principessa
 1935 Odette
Odette
 1931 La donna di una notte
La principessa Elena di Lystria
 1930 La femme d'une nuit
La princesse Hélène de Lystrie
 1929 Tu m'appartiens!
Gisele
 1929 La Possession
Jessie Cordier
 1928 Montecarlo
 1927 La fin de Monte-Carlo
Cora de Marsa
 1925 Consuelita
Consuelita
 1925 La giovinezza del diavolo
La vecchia duchessa / Fausta
 1924 Ultimo sogno
Maria
 1923 Marion
Marion
 1922 La donna nuda
Lolette
 1920 La ferita
 1920 Maddalena Ferat
Maddalena Ferat
 1920 The Sphinx
 1920 L'ombra
 1920 The Poison Mood
Nayda
 1919 Beatrice
 1919 La contessa Sara (Short)
Sara
 1919 Anima allegra
 1919 La piovra
Daria Oblosky
 1919 La lussuria
Magdalena Dutertre
 1919 His Friend's Wife
Simone
 1919 L'invidia
Lelia di Santa Croce
 1919 L'accidia
Bianca Fanelli
 1918 Eugenia Grandet
Eugenia Grandet
 1918 L'avarizia
Maria Lorini
 1918 Anger
Elena
 1918 L'orgoglio
Erminia de Beaumesnil
 1918 La gola
Comtessa Frescalinda Ciufettino
 1918 Mariute (Short)
Francesca Bertini / La contadina Mariute
 1918 Frou-Frou
Gilberta Sartorys detta Frou - Frou
 1918 Tosca
Floria Tosca
 1917 Anima redenta
 1917 Malìa
Liliana di Sant'Elmo
 1917 La piccola fonte
Teresa
 1917 Andreina
Andreina - contessa di Toeplitz
 1916 Fedora
Fedora
 1916 Il patto
 1916 Il destino
 1916 Eroismo d'amore (Short)
 1916 La perla del cinema
Zingarella
 1916 Odette
Odette
 1915 Assunta Spina
Assunta Spina
 1915/II La signora delle camelie
Margherita Gauthier
 1915 Ivonne, la bella danzatrice
La contessina Edith / Ivonne, la bella della danza brutale
 1915 Il capestro degli Asburgo
La fidanzata di Guglielmo
 1915 Nella fornace
 1915 Nelly la gigolette
Nelly
 1915 Hypocrites
Aristocratic Woman (uncredited)
 1914 Una donna
 1914 The Song of the Soul (Short)
 1914 Blue Blood
La principessa Elena di Monte Cabello
 1914 On Temptation's Trail (Short)
 1914 Thorns
 1914 February 31st (Short)
 1914 Cabiria
 1914 The Woman Who Dared
Countess Franca De Roberti
 1914 Pierrot the Prodigal
Pierrot
 1913 L'arma dei vigliacchi
La maestra Noemi
 1913 L'arrivista
 1913 La bufera
Maria
 1913 The Forbidden Trail (Short)
Franca
 1913 La vigilia di Natale (Short)
 1913 La suocera (Short)
 1913 His Symphony (Short)
La Principessa Louise
 1913 Tramonto
 1913 The Artist's Model (Short)
La pastorelle Francesca
 1913 Cowardly Weapons (Short)
 1913 L'ultimo atout (Short)
 1913 Venomous Tongues (Short)
 1913 The Land of Promise
Betty Reed
 1913 Ninì Verbena
Ninì Verbena
 1913 The Price of Silence (Short)
Elena Molinari
 1913 Per il blasone (Short)
La modista Elena
 1913/II L'avvoltoio
Maria
 1913 Supreme Sacrifice (Short)
 1913 The Bondage of Evil (Short)
 1912 Lagrime e sorrisi (Short)
 1912 Panne d'auto (Short)
 1912 Tragic Flirtation (Short)
 1912 Ritratto dell'amata (Short)
 1912 All on a Summer's Day (Short)
 1912 Il fascino della violenza (Short)
 1912 Cesar Borgia (Short)
 1912 Rameses, King of Egypt (Short)
Selime detta la rosa di Tebe
 1912 Un amore di Pietro de' Medici (Short)
Margherita
 1912 Lucretia Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia
 1912 The Carbonari (Short)
 1912 Red Falcon (Short)
 1912 The Wandering Minstrel (Short)
 1912 Beatrix d'Este (Short)
Beatrice d' Este
 1912 Ruy Blas (Short)
 1912 Romeo and Juliet (Short)
Giulietta
 1912 Florentine Drama (Short)
Elisabetta Marmorai
 1911 Francesca da Rimini (Short)
Francesca
 1911 Manon Lescaut
 1911 Marco Visconti (Short)
 1911 Hernani (Short)
Doña Sol
 1911 The Countess de Challant (Short)
Countess de Challant
 1911 Tristan and Isolda (Short)
Isolda
 1911 Cola di Rienzo (Short)
 1911 The Merchant of Venice (Short)
Jessica
 1910/II King Lear (Short)
Cordelia
 1910 La morte civile (Short)
 1910 Pia dei Tolomei (Short)
Pia
 1910 Folchetto of Narbonne (Short)
 1910 Salomé (Short)
Young slave
 1910/II The Troubadour (Short)
 1907 La dea del mare (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Frank Bert

Spouse:

Alfred Cartier  (his death)
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