Talma, Madame (1771–1860)

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Talma, Madame (1771–1860)

French actress. Name variations: Mlle Vanhove; Madame Petit-Vanhove; Madame Talma; Caroline or Charlotte Vanhove. Born Cécile Caroline Charlotte Vanhove, Sept 10, 1771, at The Hague, Netherlands; died April 11, 1860, in Paris, France; m. François Joseph Talma (1763–1826, famed actor), 1802.

One of the most famous actresses of her day, appeared at the Comédie-Française as Mlle Vanhove (1777–79, 1785–94), Madame Petit-Vanhove (1794–1802) and as Madame Talma (1802–11).

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