Even at the young age of 20 Bernhardt was already becoming the master génie de la réclame and was perfecting her greatest role – the role of Sarah Bernhardt...
"Genie de la reclame" means "self-promoter," in so many words. So what's being explained is that this chick, in 1865, was the equivalent of Madonna.
What a lovely woman. The top photo is absolutely timeless.
Outrageous slut, perfect role model for today's entry level hoes.
Flamboyant whore. Whoopteedoo.
Courtesan, fellas, courtesan. Apparently raised to the role by her mother.
Maybe equivalent to today's Madonna, but I would say more like Lady Gaga, but even more so.
I think Rob De Witt nailed it....modern day Madonna. Nothing for our daughters to aspire to.
My father told me "Son, never lay down with a woman that has more troubles than you".
So, that takes care of that.