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Sarah Bernhardt – Divine Sarah

Sarah Bernhardt - Divine Sarah

Sarah Bernhardt – Divine Sarah

Sarah Bernhardt was the greatest actress in the history of the theatre. She fascinated audiences around the world.
Sarah Bernhardt (nee Henriette Rosine Bernard) was born on October 22, 1844 in Paris, France. Her mother, Julie Bernard, was a beautiful woman who had many lovers. Sarah never knew her father. There was no place in Julie’s life for Sarah.
Little Sarah lived with a nanny in England. She could stay there until the age of majority, if not an accident: the nanny had left Sarah alone with her husband, a disabled person, Sarah was able to get out of her chair and came too close to the fireplace, the dress caught fire. Neighbors saved her. At that time her mother Julie (or Judith) was travelling in Europe with her sponsor. She came to England and took Sarah to Paris. However, she soon left her daughter again. Sometime later Sarah fell down and broke her arm and leg. Finally her mother took the little girl.
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