Caption: Still of Pola Negri in Carmen (1918)
Born: January 3, 1897
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' (1.52 m)
Known for: Die Bergkatze (1921), Madame DuBarry (1919), The Eyes of the Mummy (1918), Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)
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 ...