Sarah Bernhardt

1844 - 1923

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Sarah Bernhardt (French: [saʁa bɛʁnɑʁt]; born Henriette-Rosine Bernard; 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 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarah Bernhardt has received more than 1,790,993 page views. Her biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 147 in 2019). Sarah Bernhardt is the 26th most popular actor (down from 24th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from France (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Actor.

Sarah Bernhardt was a French actress who was most famous for her dramatic roles on stage.

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Among actors, Sarah Bernhardt ranks 26 out of 10,030Before her are James Stewart, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, Judy Garland, and Bud Spencer. After her are Yul Brynner, Danny DeVito, Elizabeth Taylor, Dustin Hoffman, Patrick Swayze, and Romy Schneider.

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Among people born in 1844, Sarah Bernhardt ranks 3Before her are Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Benz. After her are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, Anatole France, Mehmed V, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Alexandra of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1923, Sarah Bernhardt ranks 3Before her are Wilhelm Röntgen and Gustave Eiffel. After her are Vilfredo Pareto, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, Jaroslav Hašek, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Pancho Villa, John Venn, Warren G. Harding, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

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In France

Among people born in France, Sarah Bernhardt ranks 88 out of 5,234Before her are Henry II of France (1519), Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), François Rabelais (1494), Louis Philippe I (1773), Francis II of France (1544), and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744). After her are Marcel Duchamp (1887), Louis IX of France (1214), Gustave Courbet (1819), Peter Abelard (1079), Nicolas Poussin (1594), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Sarah Bernhardt ranks 3Before her are Alain Delon (1935) and Brigitte Bardot (1934). After her are Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Louis de Funès (1914), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Gabin (1904), Anouk Aimée (1932), and Philippe Noiret (1930).

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