BORN 28 Oct 1854, Paris: 2, rue Croix des Petits-Champs - DIED 1941, Paris|
REAL NAME Regnault, Jeanne-Julia
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 15)
Julia Bartet was the daughter of the sculptor Charles-Ferdinand Regnault and Marie-Malvina Beck. She was educated at the Conservatory in Paris. Régnier was one of her teachers.
In 1872 she started acting at the Vaudeville and in 1879 she was contracted by the Comédie Française, where she became a sociétaire in 1880. In 1874 she gave birth to a son by an unknown father (her son died in 1894). She was the star of the Comédie Française and played in tragedies as well as in comedies. Her nickname was 'la Divine'.
In 1906 she was awarded the Légion d'honneur (chevalier). In 1908 she performed in London for a season and in 1919 she left the stage. In 1920 she became Officier de la Légion d'honneur. She died late in 1941. It is possible that she was born in 1851 instead of 1854.
was photographed by Nadar
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003