BORN 5 Jun 1856, Paris - DIED 14 Jun 1920, Paris
BIRTH NAME Réju, Gabrielle Charlotte
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 08)

Réjane was born Gabrielle Charlotte Réju and was the daughter of an actor. She studied with Régnier at the Convervatory in Paris. In 1875 she debuted and in 1883 she was successful in "Ma camarade" (1883) by Henri Meilhac.

In 1893 her part as Catherine in Madame Sans-Gêne by Victorien Sardou at the Vaudeville theatre made her famous. In the same year she married her lover Paul Porel, the director of L'Odeon. They had a daughter, Germaine. In 1895 she performed in the USA.

In 1905 she divorced Porel and in 1906 she opened the Théâtre Réjane in Paris. She appeared in several silent movies and in 1911 she staged Madame Sans-Gêne once more. She managed the theatre until 1918. She received the Legion of Honor three months before her death in 1920.

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• was painted by Boldini, Giovanni
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The grave of Réjane at Passy Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Wikipedia (FR): https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9jane

Remarque, Erich Maria

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 01 Jun 2020