Sarah Bernhardt

Local nameSarah Bernhardt
Location20th arrondissement of Paris, France

Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most 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. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rostand called her "the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture", while Hugo praised her "golden voice". She made several theatrical tours around the world, and was one of the first prominent actresses to make sound recordings and to act in motion pictures.

She is also linked with the success of artist Alphonse Mucha in giving him his first notice in Paris. Alphonse Mucha would become one of the most sought-after artists of this time for his Art Nouveau style.

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Address Chemin du Quinconce, Paris 75020, France

Coordinates 48°51'40.777" N 2°23'43.382" E

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