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Pola Negri

Pola Negri
Personal information
Birth nameBarbara Apolonia Chałupiec
Birth date3 January 1897
Place of birthLipno, Vistula Land (now Poland)
Date of death1 August 1987(age 90)
Death placeSan Antonio, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, author, singer
Years active1914 1964
SpouseCount Eugeniusz Dambski (1919 1922)
Prince Serge Mdivani (1927 1931)

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Pola Negri (3 January 1897 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles from the 1910s through the 1940s during the Golden Era of Hollywood film. She was the first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, and became a great American star. She also started several important women's fashion trends. She is known for being one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, and her varied career included work as an actress in silent and talking films, theater, and vaudeville; as a singer and recording artist; as an author; and as a ballerina.

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