Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, 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. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Edmond Rostand called her “the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture” while Victor Hugo praised her “golden voice”. Her death scenes in the final acts of her main roles often moved the audiences to tears. She made successful theatrical tours around the world,and was one of tne first prominent actresses to make sound recordings and to act in motion pictures.
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Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.
Legend remains victorious in spite of history.
Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.
What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
Oscar Wilde: ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ Sarah Bernhardt: ‘I don’t care if you burn.’
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
October 22nd 1844,
March 26th 1923,
- Sarah Bernhardt – Wikipedia
Sarah Bernhardt was born as Henriette-Rosine Bernard at 5 rue de L’École-de-Médicine in the Latin Quarter of Paris on October 22 or 23, 1844.
- Sarah Bernhardt – Actress, Theater Actress, Film Actor/Film Actress …
Perhaps the most famous actress of all time, Sarah Bernhardt is regarded as one of the finest actors of the 19th century, appearing on the stage and in some of the earliest films ever produced.
- Sarah Bernhardt | French actress | Britannica.com
Sarah Bernhardt, original name Henriette-Rosine Bernard, byname the Divine Sarah, French la Divine Sarah (born October 22/23, 1844, Paris, France—died March 26, 1923, Paris), the greatest French actress of the later 19th century and one of the best-known figures in the history of the stage.
- Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb | book review …
Forget Lady Gaga and her meat dress; no one has ever grasped the art of eccentric showmanship like Sarah Bernhardt, the foremost actress of her age, who liked to accessorise with a dead bat, never went on tour without her own coffin and once travelled round America accompanied by an alligator called Ali-Gaga (who died, sadly enough, as a consequence of consuming too much milk and champagne).
- Sarah Bernhardt | Jewish Women’s Archive
The French actress Sarah Bernhardt, named by her fans the “Divine Sarah,” is recognized as the first international stage star.
- Sarah Bernhardt – Themes – Gallery – Mucha Foundation
The Parisian actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was the single most influential figure in Mucha’s life as an artist. It was his first poster for her, Gismonda, that made him famous and he grew both as a man and an artist through his professional collaboration and friendship with the greatest stage personality of the era.
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