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Pola Negri
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    (December 31, 1894-August 1, 1987)
    Birth name is Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec
    Starred in 'Carmen (1918),' 'Madame DuBarry (1919),' 'Rausch (1919),' 'Sumurun (1920),' 'The Last Payment (1920),' 'Bella Donna (1923),' 'Hollywood (1923),' 'The Cheat (1923),' 'The Spanish Dancer (1923),' 'The Mad Love (1923),' 'Shadow of Paris (1924),' 'Men (1924),' 'Lily of the Dust (1924),' 'Forbidden Paradise (1924),' 'East of Suez (1925),' 'The Charmer (1925),' 'Flower of Night (1925),' 'A Woman of World (1925),' 'The Crown of Lies (1926),' 'Good and Naughty (1926),' 'Hotel Imperial (1927),' 'Barbed Wire (1927),' 'The Woman on Trial (1927),' 'The Secret Hour (1928),' 'Three Sinners (1928),' 'Loves of an Actress (1928),' 'The Woman from Moscow (1928),' 'The Way of Lost Souls (1929),' 'A Woman Commands (1932),' 'Madame Bovary (1937),' 'HI Diddle Dee Dee (1943)' and 'The Moon Spinners (1964)'
    She smoked.
    She was Adolf Hitler's favorite actress.
    She chose to end her career as soon as talkies became popular.
    She turned down the role of Norma Desmond in 'Sunset Boulevard (1950).'
    She divorced twice.
    She made a huge scene at Rudolph Valentino's funeral by bursting out crying and fainting. She would also make a big scene every time someone mentioned Rudolph Valentino after that.
    She refused treatment for her heart tumor.
    She had the image of a Screen Vamp but was very much the opposite, a tragic figure.
    She claimed to be born in December 31, 1899, 'The last day of the century,' but her real birth date is December 31, 1894, according to Polish state records.
    She was very superstitious.
    She claimed she was engaged to Rudolph Valentino before he died but there is no proof of this.
    She dated Charlie Chaplin.
    She said: 'Damn sympathy! I don't care whether they love me or not. I don't care whether I am beautiful or not. I want a chance to act.'
    She was rumored to have had an affair with Adolf Hitler but there is no proof to these rumors.
    She was actually good friends with Gloria Swanson although many rumors claimed otherwise.
    Her sister-in-law was Mae Murray.
    Rudolph Valentino's last words were apparently 'Pola - if she does not come in time, tell her I think of her.'
    Apparently, her last words were 'Do you know who I am?'
    She was very good at preserving her beauty.
    She has a star on the walk of fame.
    Her first name is often used in crossword puzzles.

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