Yvette Guilbert (b. January 20, 1865, Paris – d. February 4, 1944, Aix-en-Provence) was a music-hall singer and actress.
Born into a poor family as Emma Laure Esther Guilbert, Guilbert began singing as a child but at age sixteen worked as a model at the Printemps department store in Paris. She was discovered by a journalist. She took voice and acting lessons on the side that by 1886 led to appearances on stage at smaller venues. Guilbert debuted at the Variette… read more
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