Boncza, Wanda de

ACTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 8 Mar 1872, Paris, 17e - DIED 15 Aug 1902, Paris, 8e
REAL NAME Rutkowska, Wanda Marie Émilie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière des Batignolles (Division 01)

Wanda de Boncza was the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Poland. She studied comedy with Gustave Worms at the Conservatory in Paris. She debuted at the Odéon in 1894 and from 1896 she worked for the Comédie-Française. She was well known for her beauty.

In 1894 she appeared in "Fiancée" and in "La Barynia". She had further roles in "La Conscience de l'enfant" (1899) and "Le Marquis de Priola" (1902), her last part. She was addicted to morphine and a few months before her death after an operation for appendicitis her jewels and other posessions were auctioned in Paris to pay of her gambling debts.

Images

The grave of Wanda de Boncza at the Cimetière des Batignolles, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2017)

 

The grave of Wanda de Boncza at the Cimetière des Batignolles, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Wanda de Boncza - Wikipedia


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Published: 10 Oct 2020
Last update: 10 Oct 2020