Eva Le Gallienne

Biography of Eva Le Gallienne

Eva Le Gallienne (11 January 1899 – 3 June 1991) was a theatrical actress, producer and director during the first half of the 20th century.

Le Gallienne was born in London to an English poet of French descent, Richard Le Gallienne, and a Danish journalist, Julie Norregard. After Eva's parents separated when she was three years old, she spent her childhood shuttling back and forth between Paris and Britain. She made her stage debut at the age of 15 in a 1914 production of Maurice Maeterlinck's Monna Vanna.

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