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Carlier, Madeleine (c. 1876–?)

Carlier, Madeleine (c. 1876–?)

French actress. Born c. 1876 in France; m. M. Bilitis.

Made stage debut in Madame Flirt at the Athénée (Dec 27, 1901); appeared successively at the Rénaissance and the Odéon in such plays as La Seconde Madame Tanqueray, La Variation, and the classics; other plays include Papillon, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Le Bourgeon, La Petite Bouche, Potashe et Perimutter, Le Frère Prodigue, L'Illusionist, La Vie est Belle, Le Divan Noir and Monsieur Beverley; was the beloved of 17-year-old Jean Cocteau (c. 1907) but later ended the relationship. Subject of portraiture: "Madeleine Carlier Seated with a Feather Boa" by Paul Helleu and "Madeleine Carlier" by Paul Robe.

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