Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

French stage 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 La Dame Aux Camelias 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, France
Height5'3" (1.60m)
SpouseJacques Damala (m 1882 - 1889)
PartnerLouise Abbéma , Samuel Jean Pozzi
ChildrenMaurice Bernhardt
ParentsEdouard Bernhardt , Judith-Julie Bernardt

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Paris exhibit celebrates 'first celebrity' Sarah Bernhardt

  • The pioneering French stage star Sarah Bernhardt was one of the world’s most famous women by the time of her death in 1923 — a status she owed not just to acting talent but her modern instinct for self-publicizing and using the press to brand her image. A century later, a French museum opened an exhibit on the eccentric, scandalous and multihyphenate performer known as “La Divine,” whom many consider the world’s first celebrity. At the Petit Palais museum in Paris, the public is now discovering the madcap jigsaw puzzle of Gothic stories, costumes, recordings, films, photos, jewels, sculptures, and personal objects for the first time together–-- that made Bernhardt an object of fascination from Berlin to London and New York.


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