Pola Negri

1897 - 1987

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Pola Negri (; born Apolonia Chałupec [apɔˈlɔɲa xaˈwupɛt͡s]; 3 January 1897 – 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress and singer who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles and was acknowledged as a sex symbol.Raised in the Congress Kingdom of Poland, Negri's childhood was marked by several personal hardships: After her father was sent to Siberia, she was raised by her single mother in poverty, and suffered tuberculosis as a teenager. Negri recovered, and went on to study ballet and acting in Warsaw, becoming a well-known stage actress there. In 1917, she relocated to Germany, where she began appearing in silent films for the Berlin-based UFA studio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pola Negri has received more than 728,626 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Pola Negri is the 254th most popular actor (down from 215th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 87th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Actor.

Pola Negri was a Polish actress and singer who was most famous for her roles in the silent films of the 1910s and 1920s.

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  • 44

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  • 7.59

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  • 2.80

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Among actors, Pola Negri ranks 254 out of 10,030Before her are Richard Chamberlain, Peter Sellers, Jared Leto, Julie Christie, Stellan Skarsgård, and Christoph Waltz. After her are Ursula Andress, Viggo Mortensen, Dolph Lundgren, Harold Lloyd, Natalie Wood, and Demi Moore.

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Among people born in 1897, Pola Negri ranks 21Before her are Georges Bataille, Gordon Allport, Enid Blyton, Frank Capra, Louis Aragon, and Kurt Schuschnigg. After her are Ferenc Szálasi, Thích Quảng Đức, Yun Posun, Soong Mei-ling, Kurt Daluege, and Hasso von Manteuffel. Among people deceased in 1987, Pola Negri ranks 12Before her are Lawrence Kohlberg, Primo Levi, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Andrey Kolmogorov. After her are Gunnar Myrdal, John Huston, Jacques Anquetil, Andrés Segovia, Lee Byung-chul, and John Howard Northrop.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Pola Negri ranks 83 out of 1,231Before her are Lech Kaczyński (1949), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Anton Denikin (1872), and Emil von Behring (1854). After her are Hanna Reitsch (1912), Anna Anderson (1896), Carl Menger (1840), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Gerhard Domagk (1895), and Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512).

Among ACTORS In Poland

Among actors born in Poland, Pola Negri ranks 2Before her are Klaus Kinski (1926). After her are Hanna Schygulla (1943), Anny Ondra (1903), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Dita Parlo (1906), Barbara Brylska (1941), Beata Tyszkiewicz (1938), Izabella Scorupco (1970), Peter van Eyck (1911), Bella Darvi (1928), and Aleksander Krupa (1947).

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