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Pola Negri (Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec)

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Biography

Lipno, Poland, Russian Empire [now Lipno, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland]
Pola Negri was born in Lipno, Poland, and moved to Warsaw as a child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness that ended her dancing career, she soon switched to the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became an actress. By 17 she was a star on the Warsaw stage, but World War I would soon change the theater scene. Without the theater, Pola turned to films. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Madame Maria Draga / Queen Draga of Serbia

A Woman Commands 1932

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Character: Genya Smetana

Hi Diddle Diddle 1943

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Character: Madame Habib

The Moon-Spinners 1964

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