BORN 17 Sep 1873, Paris - DIED 3 Sep 1966, Trouville-sur-Mer, Calvados|
REAL NAME Soeurre, Céline Émilie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 09 (3° ligne face à la division 10))
Cécile Sorel was born Céline Émilie Soeurre. She wanted to be
an actress from an early age and she was educated by Louis-Arsène
Delaunay and Marie Favart. In 1899 she debuted at the Odéon.
In 1901 she became a member of the Comédie-Française and in
1904 she was its 339th sociétaire.|
She was best known for her portrayal as Célimène in "The Misanthrope" and she stayed with the Comédie-Française until 1933. In 1937 she played an aged courtesan in Sacha Guitry's comedy "Les Perles de la couronne".
After a long engagement to the American architect Whitney Warren she married the Comte de Ségur-Lamoignon, who was also an actor under the name of Guillaume de Sax. After fifteen years of marriage they separated, but she kept the title of Comtesse de Ségur until her death in 1966.