Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (; c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known". Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah".

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    He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor ...
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)

    I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts.... As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)