Yvonne Printemps

Yvonne Printemps, native Yvonne Wigniolle, ( born July 25, 1894 in Ermont, France, † January 18, 1977 in Neuilly -sur -Seine, Paris, France) was a French soprano and actress.


Yvonne Wigniolle made ​​his debut at age 12 in Paris revue theater La Cigale and occurred with 13 at the famous Folies Bergere. There they received for their charm and sunny mind the nickname " Printemps " (Spring). She quickly became a talented young star of French vaudeville and appeared with Maurice Chevalier and Mistinguett. In 1919, she married screenwriter and playwright Sacha Guitry, who wrote tailor-made roles for Yvonne Printemps. Together they came in 1925 with the highly successful stage play Mozart first time in the United States. Your biggest success Printemps Noël Coward's Conversation Piece in 1934. With this piece, she triumphed in Paris, in London's West End and then on Broadway. Between 1918 and 1951 she appeared in nine commercially successful films, but remained faithful to the stage. During her marriage, she met the movie star Pierre Fresnay know and love. For him, she separated from Guitry and lived with Fresnay until his death in 1975 together. Until the mid 60 she remained a star of the Paris stage and loved to be courted as a diva. She enjoyed the limelight and contributed, even if they executed their dogs, precious jewelry, furs and huge hats to put their admirers in awe.

Yvonne Printemps died in 1977 in the upmarket Paris suburb of Neuilly -sur -Seine, where she is also buried along with Pierre Fresnay.

1994 perpetuated the French Government her image on a postage stamp.

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