Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

French actress
Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress who starred in some of the more popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including by Alexandre Dumas fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand.Wikipedia
BornOctober 22, 1844
HometownParis, Kingdom of France
Height5'3" (1.60m)
SpouseJacques Damala
PartnerLouise Abbéma , Samuel Jean Pozzi
ChildrenMaurice Bernhardt
ParentsEdouard Bernhardt , Judith-Julie Bernardt

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Paris according to the world’s first celebrity, who dodged the nunnery for a life of debauchery

  • One evening in 1859, a 15-year-old convent girl arrived at the Comédie-Française, Paris’ great classical theatre, with a party of adults. There was her mother and her aunt, both high-class Parisian courtesans, and the Duke of Morny, a regular at her mother’s salon. In a private box, the group joined Alexandre Dumas, author of the Count of Monte Cristo, probably another of her mother’s clients. As the lights dimmed and the curtain rose, the young girl was on the edge of her seat. “I thought I was


Paris exhibition showcases the life and legacy of iconic French actress Sarah Bernhardt

Featuring nearly 400 works, including costumes, photographs, films, personal objects, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition explores Sarah Bernhardt's illustrious life and career.
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