Henriot, Jane

ACTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 28 Apr 1878, Paris: 21 rue de Latour d'Auvergne, 9th arrondissement - DIED 9 Mar 1900, Paris: 1st arrondissement
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 15)

Natural daughter of the comedian Henriette Marie Alphonsine Grossin who was known as Madame Henriot and was painted by Auguste Renoir. Jane herself was the model for his painting "Girl with a Blue Hat". She was educated at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris and debuted on 8/7/1899 as Myrtha in "La Douceur de croire" by Jacques Normand.

She played several other parts in 1899 and 1900 until she was present when fire broke out at the Comédie-Française. Her ressmaker managed to escape, but Jane tried to find her little dog and she died in the fire. Her body was hardly recognisable but her mother identified her in the morgue. She was buried at Passy cemetery in Paris.

Sources
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Henriot
• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994

Images

The grave of Jane Henriot at Passy Cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2016)

 

The grave of Jane Henriot at Passy Cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2016)

 


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Published: 10 Mar 2017
Last update: 10 Mar 2017