Alla Nazimova

Actress + Screenwriter and Producer
Born Jun 3, 1879
Hometown Russian Empire
Died Jul 13, 1945
Death Place Los Angeles
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality Russian
Other Names Leventon, Mariam ...

Alla Nazimova was an American film and theater actress, a screenwriter, and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff. She emigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire. She was influential in the film industry in the silent era and continued to play character roles till the end of her life.… Read More

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1879 Birth Born on June 3, 1879.


1899 20 Years Old In 1899 she married Sergei Golovin, a fellow actor. … Read More
1903 24 Years Old Nazimova's theater career blossomed early; and by 1903 she was a major star in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. … Read More
1905 26 Years Old While still in Russia and before coming to America in 1905, Nazimova may have given birth to a child. … Read More
1906 27 Years Old She was signed up by the American producer Henry Miller and made her Broadway debut in New York City, in 1906 to critical and popular success. … Read More


1912 33 Years Old From 1912 to 1925 Nazimova lived in a "lavender marriage" with Charles Bryant (1879–1948), a New York actor.
1915 36 Years Old Due to her notoriety in a 35-minute 1915 play entitled War Brides, Nazimova made her silent film debut in 1916 in the filmed version of the play. … Read More
1917 38 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1917 her contract was earning her $13,000 per week. … Read More


1919 40 Years Old Her private lifestyle gave rise to widespread rumors of outlandish and allegedly debauched parties at her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, in West Hollywood, California, known as "The Garden of Alla", built in 1919. … Read More
1921 42 Years Old In 1921, Nazimova, a friend of actress Edith Luckett and her husband, Dr. Loyal Davis, was made godmother to future U.S. First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan, Luckett's daughter from a previous marriage. … Read More
1927 48 Years Old Nazimova became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1927. … Read More


1929 50 Years Old Nazimova lived with Glesca Marshall from 1929 until her death in 1945.
1930 51 Years Old Left with few options, she gave up on the film industry, returning to perform on Broadway, notably starring as Natalya Petrovna in Rouben Mamoulian's 1930 New York production of Turgenev's A Month in the Country and an acclaimed performance as Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts. … Read More


1940 61 Years Old …  Bridget Bate Tichenor, a Magic Realist artist and Surrealist painter, was also rumored to be one of Nazimova's favored lovers in Hollywood during the World War II years of 1940 to 1942. … Read More
1945 66 Years Old Died on July 13, 1945.
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