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Pola Negri (1897–1987)

Pola Negri was born in Lipno, Poland, and moved to Warsaw as a child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness that 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 Warsaw ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wildcat Rischka
A Woman Commands Madame Maria Draga / Queen Draga of Serbia
Barbed Wire Mona Moreau
Bella Donna Bella Donna (Ruby)


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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
 1937 Madame Bovary
Emma Bovary
 1936 Gräfin Volescu
Gräfin Volescu
 1936 Der Weg nach Shanghai
Olga Petrowna
 1935 Mazurka
Vera, Singer
 1934 Fanatisme
Rosine Savelli
 1932 A Woman Commands
Madame Maria Draga / Queen Draga of Serbia
 1929 The Way of Lost Souls
 1928 The Woman from Moscow
Princess Fedora
 1928 Loves of an Actress
 1928 Three Sinners
Baroness Gerda Wallentin
 1928 The Secret Hour
 1927 The Woman on Trial
 1927 Barbed Wire
Mona Moreau
 1927 Hotel Imperial
Anna Sedlak
 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
 1925 East of Suez
Daisy Forbes
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
Catherine (the Czarina)
 1924 Lily of the Dust
 1924 Men
 1924 Shadows of Paris
Claire, Queen of the Apaches
 1923 The Spanish Dancer
Maritana - Gypsy fortune teller
 1923 The Cheat
Carmelita De Córdoba
 1923 Hollywood
Pola Negri
 1923 The Flame (Short)
 1923 Bella Donna
Bella Donna (Ruby)
 1921 Mad Love
 1921 The Wildcat
 1920 Arme Violetta
Violetta Duclos
 1920 Das Martyrium
 1920 Sumurun
Yannaia - a Dancer
 1920 Die Marchesa d'Armiani
Marchesa Assunta
 1919 Passion
Jeanne Vaubernier - later Madame Dubarry
 1919 Vendetta
Marianna Paoli
 1919 Intoxication
 1919 Kreuzigt sie!
 1918 Surogaty lyubvi
 1918 Carmen
Carmen, eine Zigaretten-arbeiterin
 1918 The Yellow Ticket (Short)
Lea Raab / Lydia Pavlova
 1918 Mania. Die Geschichte einer Zigarettenarbeiterin
Mania - Zigarettenarbeiterin
 1917 Pokój Nr.13 (Short)
 1917 Wenn das Herz in Haß erglüht
Ilja Vörösz
 1917 Arabella
 1917 Bestia (Short)
Pola Basznikow
 1916 Studenci
Pola, Jan's and Stasia's daughter
 1915 Czarna ksiazeczka (Short)
 1915 Wife
Helena Kazicka
 1914 Slave of Sin
Pola, dancer
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Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 35 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erna Negri | Polita


5' (1.52 m)


Prince Serge Mdivani  (divorced) | See more »

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I consider my work great, as I am a great artist. See more »


At the funeral of alleged lover, Rudolph Valentino, she collapsed with crying fits at the casket. Malicious tongues described this scene as her best performance of her career. See more »

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