Pola Negri was born on the 3
of January 1894. She died at the age of 93, onthe 1
of August 1987. She was a polish actress who made films portrayingherself as a ‘Vamp’. A Vamp is a woman who entices men and uses them for her own advantages.Pola Negri was a silent film actress and also an early talkie actress. She wasa ‘Vamp’ by reputation, a tragedienne in practice, but an amazingly giftedactress in truth. However, her fame went down hill during the talkie films; asthe audience did not warm to her heavily accented voice, and her Vamp stylefell out of vogue.She was an only child in a poor family. Her mother had to make a living alone,after her father was arrested by the Russians. In 1902, they both moved toWarsaw, where they lived in extreme poverty. This is where her career began.She turned to acting and by the end of World War I she had establishedherself as a popular stage actress in Warsaw, appearing in several films; suchas Slave and Senses in 1914.During her short screen career in Warsaw, she gained much popularity, actingwith various other artist of the time.Career!In 1917, her popularity based in Warsaw, provided her with an opportunity tomove to Berlin, Germany, where she appeared in several film for the directorsof UFA agency. Many of there films were successful throughout the world, andin 1922 both were offered contracts with Hollywood studios.In 1923 - the following year - Pola Negri settled in the U.S Her exotic styleand glamour proved popular during the 1920’s and her affairs with notableactors of the time such as; Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino ensuredthat she stayed in the public-eye.She was one of the most popular Hollywood actresses of that time, andcertainly the richest woman of the movie industry at the time. She lived in apalace in Los Angeles, modelled after theWhite House, with her prince.However, her popularity quickly began to fade.Pola Negri’s ‘Vamp’ style began to go fade out, and the talkie films went downhill with her accented voice. As she put it: "They went from Pola to Polaroid."Also, when the Hayd Code was introduced in 1930, it prevented her fromusing her staging techniques, for which she was so popular in Europe. Theban on "scenes of passion" and "excessive and lustful kissing" provedespecially disastrous to her career in the U.S. as this was how her main actingskills, that had proved popular.In 1928, Negri made her last film for Paramount Picturesentitled
, which was also released in 1928.