French actress; born at Oran, Algeria, in 1849. The daughter of an army interpreter and professor of Arabic, she wentto Paris and passed at the Conservatoire, making her stage début at the Odéon. After playing in Brussels and Rouen she returned to Paris, where she appeared at several theaters. At the Odéon, to which she afterward became attached, she filled and created many important parts, especially in classic tragedy. On Sept. 13, 1887, she appeared in "Andromaque" at the Comédie Française, where she is still engaged (1903), playing in both tragedy and comedy.
- La Grande Encyclopédie.