Sarah Bernhardt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sarah Bernhardt

French actress

Date of Birth: 25-Sep-1844

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 26-Mar-1923

Profession: stage actor, dancer, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Sarah Bernhardt

  • Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa?a b??n??t]; 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".
  • 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.
  • Several early American film stars were fawningly described as "the Bernhardt of the screen" during the silent film era.

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