Sarah Bernhardt… a star is born

The “Sarah Bernhardt. Et la femme crea la star “ exhibition at the Petit Palais revisits the life and times of one of the first international celebrities (with photos, posters, paintings, costumes and memorabilia) marking the centenary of her death in 1923 (to August 27, 2023).

Actress, sculptor, theater director, businesswoman… Sarah Bernhardt starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century including Victor Hugo’s “Fedora,” “La Dame aux Camelias” by Alexandre Dumas and “L’Aigion” by Edmond Rostand.

Rostand called her “Queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture” while Hugo praised her “golden voice.”  Enhancing her celebrity, she made several theatrical tours around the world (including 9 trips to the United  States). She was one of the first actresses to make a sound recording and act in motion pictures.

Long before Lady Gaga and Judy Garland there was a star born with Sarah Bernhardt. The exhibition about her at the Petit Palais is an opportunity to discover one of France’s truly remarkable women.

 “Sarah Bernhardt. Et la femme crea la star “ Petit Palais, Paris. To August 27, 2023.