1865 - 1944
The actress Yvette Guilbert began her professional life as a saleswoman for a store.
After an education as an actress and singer she was able to realise her wish to launch an artistic career. She made her first appearances at the Moulin Rouge in Paris and at the Wintergarten in Berlin.
Her tours led her through whole Europe till to the USA and Africa.
She made her film debut after World War I with "An Honorable Cad" (19). In the 20s followed other well-known silent movies, among them "Les deux gosses" (24), "Faust" (26), "Die lachende Grille" (26) and "L'argent" (28).
Her last cinematical works came in the sound film era of the 30s into being with "Laissez faire le temps" (32), "La dame d'en Face" (32), "Les deux orphelines" (33) and "Faisons un rêve..." (36).