Sarah Bernhardt

Paris, France, 1844-1923 (Actress)

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress, often in her time referred to as the most famous actress the world has ever known” and by the nickname, “The Divine Sarah.” She began her career in the 1870s in Paris and soon was in demand throughout Europe and America. She was a tragedienne actress who specialized in dramatic roles.

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) by Paul Nadar (1856-1939) Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) by Paul Nadar (1856-1939)