The stage actress Sarah Bernhardt died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century melodramatic actress of stage and screen. She appeared in plays by Ibsen, Shakespeare, Racine, Moliere, and Scribe, as well as in a 1911 film version of Dumas fils’ Camille.
She was born Rosine Bernhardt in Paris, France. Her father’s identity was unknown, and her stepfather abandoned the family in 1835.
Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
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.
Oscar Wilde: ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ Sarah Bernhardt: ‘I don’t care if you burn.’
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
To be a good actor… it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished.