NATHALIE, ZAÏRE MARTEL:
French actress; born at Tournon, Seine-et-Marne, Sept. 3, 1816; died Nov. 17, 1885. She made her début at the Folies Dramatiques, Paris, in 1837 as Azurine in the fairy ballet "La Fille de l'Air." In 1838 she appeared at the Gymnase in "Ange au Sixième Etage." She remained at this house until 1845, playing in the interim in "La Gitana," "Lucrèce à Poitiers," "Jean le Noir," "Le Cadet de Famille," and "Les Filles de Stilberg." Then followed a successful season in London, after which she appeared at the Palais-Royal as Dorothée in "La Pêche aux Beaux-Pères." In 1849 she joined the Comédie Française, becoming a "sociétaire" three years later. She retired from the stage in 1876.
- Vapereau, Dict. des Contemporains.