Linda, Bertha

DANCER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 3 Jan 1850, Wien - DIED 20 Aug 1928, Wien
BIRTH NAME Babitsch, Bertha
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 16, Nummer 18E)

Bertha Linda was born as Bertha Babitsch in Vienna. She studied in Vienna and in Milan and she debuted as a dancer in 1864 in Hamburg. From 1 September 1875 to 30 April 1879 she was prima ballerina at the Court Opera in Vienna. She performed in "Satanella", "Die Stumme von Portici", "Coppellia" and in the Viennese premiere of Delibes' "Sylvia" on 25 October 1877.

In 1881 she married the painter Hans Makart, but the Viennese society didn't accept this marriage. In 1883 she was painted by Gustav Gaul. Makaert died in 1884. Her second husband was Count Karl Strachwitz and her third husband was the Rittmeister Géza Udvalaky. Both marriages were unhappy. After Udvalaky committed suicide she moved to Baden. During the First World War she lost het money and afterwards she lived in a home for officer's widows in Vienna.

Family
• Husband: Makart, Hans (1881-1884)

Images

The grave of Bertha Linda the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
Linda (eig. Babitsch), Bertha
Bertha Linda – Regiowiki


Lindemann, Ferdinand von

Published: 06 Feb 2022
Last update: 03 Apr 2022