Saturday, March 31, 2012
Nadia Sibirskaia: A Forgotten Chaplinesque Beauty.
Her name is Nadia Sibirskaia.
The film is a little known 1926 silent film classic entitled "Ménilmontant."
While you may not have heard of Sibirskaia before, once you've watched her lyrical, haunting work you can't forget the face. Her beauty and her performance is nothing short of breathtaking.
Note: Menilmontant was also shot in the same Paris neighborhood they filmed another French gem, "The Red Balloon."
Looks like Mr. Chaplin may have had a cinematic rival after all. And she was drop dead gorgeous.