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Pola Negri Overview:

Legendary actress, Pola Negri, was born Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec on Jan 3, 1897 in Lipno, Poland. Negri died at the age of 90 on Aug 1, 1987 in San Antonio, TX and was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Pola Negri's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #11 on Apr 2, 1928. Negri was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Silent Movie Rule #3: Never ask to see ’s tattoo

By Fritzi Kramer on Sep 15, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on September 15, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Asking countesses (particularly if they are played by ) to see their tattoo is never a good idea. First of all, Pola is perfectly capable of walloping you. Second, it’s none of your darn business. (If you are w... Read full article


: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale

on May 26, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

was an actress who lifted herself up by her bootstraps, away from a world of poverty in Warsaw.  Along the way, she became identified with the excesses of Hollywood in the silent era, a moniker that’s stuck with her into today’s day and age.  If you’re looking for eviden... Read full article


Silent Stars Sing: sings Tango Notturno

By Movies, Silently on Mar 22, 2013 From Movies Silently

Click on the player to hear sing the title song of the 1937 film Tango Notturno. Download: PolaNegriRudolphValentino-TangoNotturno.mp3 Popular Tags1920 1921 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 About Silent Movies Action Adventure Actor Article Biography Book Cecil B ... Read full article


Silent Movie Star Mini Biography:

By Movies, Silently on Mar 4, 2013 From Movies Silently

Still causing controversy after all these years… (1897-1987) Country of birth: Poland Birth name: Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec The basics: Raised in poverty, was a trained ballerina whose dancing career was ended by tuberculosis. Negri tried her hand at acting, made her fil... Read full article


and Rudolph Valentino: Birds of Paradise in Love

By FlickChick on Jun 18, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

& Rudolph Valentino by Federico Beltrán Masses Should two of the silent era's most glamorous, exotic stars have had a dignified, low-profile romance? Back in the day, running almost parallel with Garbo and Gilbert (called Gilbo or Garbert by the press -and we thought we were so witty ... Read full article


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Pola Negri Quotes:

Stratos: They cannot have lied. The stars cannot lie...
Madame Habib: Everybody lies when it serves their purpose, even the stars


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Sister-in-law of actress Mae Murray and socialite Barbara Hutton.

She was engaged to Charles Chaplin before she met and seduced Rudolph Valentino, and well before Chaplin met and married Paulette Goddard. Negri was Adolf Hitler's favorite actress. This gave birth to rumors of an affair with Hitler. She left Germany in 1938 after Nazi officials had labeled her as having part Jewish ancestry. Among Valentino's last words were, "Pola - if she does not come in time, tell her I think of her." She cried and passed out at his funeral.

After Rudolph Valentino's death, she claimed to have been engaged to him, although many of his friends insisted they had never even met. Undaunted by disbelievers, she ordered a blanket of flowers to be placed across Rudy's coffin, reading "P-O-L-A" in letters large enough to be read in news photos of his bier, printed in newspapers from coast to coast. No novice when it came to publicity, she then set out to prove her love for Valentino by taking a cross-country train trip to attend his funeral. At each major city, she obligingly came out to the train's rear platform and dramatically "fainted with grief." If any photographers complained that they had missed the moment, she would become so overcome with grief that she conveniently fainted a second time . . .

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