|Gabrielle Colonna-Romano /
Jeune femme à la rose, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1913), portraying Gabrielle Colonna-Romano
|Occupation||Stage and film actress|
|Spouse(s)||1) Alfred Edwards
2) Pierre Alcover
Gabrielle Colonna-Romano (1888–1981) or Colanna Romano (name as a cinema actress), born Gabrielle Dreyfus, was a French actress, famous as a tragedian, sociétaire of the Comédie-Française from 1913 to 1936, and as a student of Sarah Bernhardt. She appeared in several plays and poetry readings (notably of works by the Symbolist poet Saint-Pol-Roux). She had an affair with Pierre Renoir, and modelled for several paintings by his father Auguste Renoir, notably Jeune femme à la rose (1913). In England, she met and became friends with Marie Bell, on whose advice she decided to present herself to the Conservatoire.
She was the sixth and final wife of the millionaire press-magnate Alfred Edwards, and after his death married the actor Pierre Alcover. She and Alcover are buried together in the Rueil-Malmaison cemetery.
- 1908 : Hamlet, directed by Henri Desfontaines (Gertrude)
- 1910 : Le Scarabée d'or, directed by Henri Desfontaines
- 1910 : Hop-Frog, directed by Henri Desfontaines
- 1911 : Le Roman de la momie (film), directed by Henri Desfontaines
- 1912 : Antar, directed by Chékri Ganem
- 1913 : L'Honneur, directed by Henri Pouctal
- This page is a translation of its French counterpart.
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