Stacia Napierkowska

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Stacia Napierkowska
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Born Renée Claire Angèle Élisabeth Napierkowski
16 September 1891
Paris, France
Died 11 May 1945(1945-05-11) (aged 53)
Paris, France
Years active 1908–1926

Stacia Napierkowska (16 September 1891 – 11 May 1945) was a French actress, dancer, and director who worked during the silent film era. She appeared in 86 films between 1908 and 1926.

Biography[edit]

She was born Renée Claire Angèle Élisabeth Napierkowski in Paris, France.

In 1913, she was arrested during a performance of one of her dances in New York City when it was declared indecent. After returning to France, Napierkowska said, "Really, I have not brought away a single pleasant memory from the United States" and "What a narrow-minded people they are – how utterly impervious to any beautiful impression!"[1]

She also directed the 1917 short film L'Héritière de la manade.

She died in Paris on 11 May 1945.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris Dancer Dislikes US. Napierkowska, Soured by Her Arrest, Makes Some Warm Remarks". New York Times. Paris. April 27, 1913. Retrieved 2008-12-12. Napierkowska, the Paris dancer, who has just returned from America, has made some very plain remarks on the subject of Americans. "Really, I have not brought away a single pleasant memory from the United States," she says. "What a narrow-minded people they are – how utterly impervious to any beautiful impression! 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pelletier, Philippe (created October 31, 2008, modified November 3, 2008). "Stacia Napierkowska". CinéArtistes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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