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Niewolnica zmyslów (1914)
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Pola Negri was born in Poland and moved to Warsaw as a young child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness which 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 stage in Warsaw, but World War I would soon change the theater scene. Without the theater, Pola turned to films. With her new career in pictures and her stage success in `Sumurun`, she went to Berlin and was teamed with German Director Ernst Lubitsch. The Lubitsch-Negri combination was very successful and the roles that Pola played were earthy, exotic, strong women. One of her films, `Madame DuBarry (1919)` was optioned and retitled as `Passion (1919)` for exhibition in America. The film was such a success that by 1922, Pola and Lubitsch were both given contracts to work in Hollywood. While her first few films showed some success, they were overshadowed by her reported romances with such stars as Chaplin and Valentino. `Forbidden Paradise (1924)`, made with Director Lubitsch, and `Hotel Imperial (1927)` were two of her more successful films. But three things conspired to end her career in Hollywood. The display that she put on at the funeral of Valentino in 1926, changed the public mood towards her. The Hays Office codes which would not allow filming the very traits that made her a sex-siren European star. And finally, her thick accent would not play in the sound pictures that were coming into vogue. Pola Negri returned to Europe and eventually made films for UFA, which was under Nazi management. In 1941, Pola returned to American penniless. She made the movie `Hi Diddle Diddle` in 1943 and became an American citizen in 1951. Her next and last movie was `The Moon-Spinners (1964)`.
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Barbara Apolonia Chałupiec
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Pola Negri (born Barbara Apolonia Chałupiec, sometimes spelled Chalupec or Chałupec; 3 January 1897 – 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles.
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Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts, Warsaw, Poland
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passed away on 1st Aug 1987 aged 90. |||
Pola Negri passed away on 1st Aug 1987 aged 90. Her last relationship was when Pola Negri and Russ Columbo were in a relationship.
Pola Negri was previously married to Serge Mdivani (1926 - 1931) and Count Eugene Dambski (1918 - 1922).
She was also in relationships with Russ Columbo (1932 - present), Rudolph Valentino (1925 - 1926), Rod La Rocque (1924), Charles Chaplin (1922 - 1923), Howard Hughes, Antonio Moreno ( - present), Ben Lyon, George Jessel, Milton Berle, Richard Gartz and Isabelle Keith ( - present).
Pola Negri is rumoured to have hooked up with Johnny Carson.
Pola Negri is a 90 year old Polish Actress. Born Barbara Apolonia Chałupiec on 3rd January, 1897 in Lipno, Poland, she is famous for Niewolnica zmyslów (1914) in a career that spans 1914–1944, 1964. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Pola Negri was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Harry Liedtke in Carmen (1918) and Rod La Rocque in Forbidden Paradise (1924).
Pola Negri is a member of the following lists:
Polish silent film actresses,
20th-century Polish actresses and
Deaths from brain tumor.
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