Pola Negri

Pola Negri

Highest Rated: 40% Hotel Imperial (1927)

Lowest Rated: 40% Hotel Imperial (1927)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1897

Birthplace: Lipno, Poland

After earning international acclaim in both Polish and German cinema, actress Pola Negri went to Hollywood where she became one of the most tempestuous, glamorous and bizarre stars of the silent era. Negri initially became famous in Europe, thanks in large part to her collaborations with noted German director Ernst Lubitsch on films like "Carmen/Gypsy Blood" (1918), "Madame DuBarry/Passion" (1919) and "Sumurun" (1920). She arrived in Hollywood in 1923 and made an immediate splash as the star of "Bella Donna" (1923), "The Spanish Dancer" (1923) and "Forbidden Paradise" (1924). Her extravagant lifestyle and elaborate fashion made her an instant hit, while her high-profile romance with Rudolph Valentino made her more famous than her movies did. Her fainting spell at his funeral in 1926 marked a souring of her image, since the press dubbed such antics as nothing more than a publicity stunt. Regardless, Negri continued to find success on the screen with "Hotel Imperial" (1927) and "Barbed Wire" (1927), but like most silent actors, was unable to gain a foothold in the sound era. She retreated to Europe in the 1930s, where she maintained a small degree of success, only to largely retire from filmmaking altogether. Negri made two more Hollywood movies - "Hey Diddle Diddle" (1943) and "The Moonspinners" (1964) - only to live out the rest of her days in Texas with oil heiress and alleged lesbian lover, Margaret West, leaving behind a legacy that inspired both fascination and confusion.

Highest rated movies

Hotel Imperial




No Score Yet 61% The Moon-Spinners Madame Habib (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds and Crime Genya Smetana (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 50% Hi Diddle Diddle Genya Smetana (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman From Moscow Princess Fedora (Character) - 1928
40% 80% Hotel Imperial Anna Sedlak (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbed Wire Mona Moreau (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise Catherine (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spanish Dancer Maritana, a Gypsy dancer (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Yvette (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet 71% The Wildcat Rischka (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sappho Sappho (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Blood Unknown (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet 42% Sumurun Yannaia - a Dancer (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet 75% Passion Jeanne Vaubernier (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carmen Carmen (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet 12% The Eyes of the Mummy Unknown (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Ticket Lea (Character) - 1918