BORN 26 Sep 1851, Libourne, Gironde - DIED 22 Oct 1923, Paris, 18e|
BIRTH NAME Saugnier, Aimee Jeanne
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière des Batignolles, 8 rue Saint-Just (division 28)
Aimee Tessandier debuted in Bordeaux at the Théâtre-Français in "Brebis de Panurge". She held engagement in Bruxelles and Reims. There Jacques Offenbach visited her and offered her an engagement.
In 1875 she left for Cairo, where she stayed for three years, earned a good salary. In Cairo she met the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII. After Khedive Isma'il Pasha lost his power she returned to France. She was engaged at the Théâtre du Gymnase Marie-Bell, where she debuted in 1878 "La Dame aux Camélias". In 1880 she went to the Théâtre de l'Odéon, where she performed in "L'Arlésienne" in 1885 and in "Caligula" by Alxeandre Dumas in 1888. In 1889 she debuted at the Comédie-Française, but soon afterwards she returned to the Gymnase. She also worked at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
In 1908 she first performed in a film, Maurice de Féraudy's "La Petite Marchande de fleurs" and several films followed until 1921. She died in 1923 in Paris.
has a connection with Offenbach, Jacques
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