by Yona Zeldis McDonough

When She was Good, She was Very, Very Good and When She was Bad, She was … Jewish

Born in Paris in 1844, Sarah Bernhardt —arguably the most famous actress in the world—was the daughter not only of a courtesan, but also of a Jew. Although Bernhardt was baptized and raised as a Catholic, her origins as a Jewish woman were somehow never eradicated from the public eye.

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