Sorel, Cécile

BORN 17 Sep 1873, Paris - DIED 3 Sep 1966, Trouville-sur-Mer, Calvados
BIRTH NAME Soeurre, Céline Émilie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 09, ligne 03 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.


The grave of Cécile Sorel at the Cimetière Montparnasse, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2016)


Cécile Sorel - Wikipedia

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Published: 16 Jun 2017
Last update: 13 Oct 2022