Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Anna Held
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Actress
    (March 8, 1872-August 12, 1918)
    Born in Warsaw, Poland
    Birth name was Helene Anna Held
    Appeared on stage in shows produced by Florenz Ziegfeld including 'Papa's Wife' (1899), 'The Parisian Model' (1905) and 'Miss Innocence' (1908)
    Appeared in the films 'The Comet' (1910) and 'Madame la Presidente' (1916)
    Reported measurements of 36-18-36
    She may have shaved up to seven years off her age.
    She insisted she was a native Parisian even after her real birthplace was publicized.
    She married just before giving birth to a daughter who she left to be raised in a convent.
    She first gained fame in Paris by singing lewd songs.
    As a publicity stunt, she claimed she bathed in fresh milk each day.
    When she was eight, anti-Semitic pogroms forced her family to flee to Paris.
    She suggested to Ziegfeld the format for his famed Follies.
    A year after she arrived in America, the New York World declared, 'The name of the young woman became as well known in this country as the name of the President.'
    During World War I, she raised money for the Allied Relief Fund and traveled to the front to perform for French soldiers.
    Luise Rainer won an Oscar for portraying her in 'The Great Ziegfeld' (1936).

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 29 Votes: 89.66% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 52 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 21.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 129 Votes: 52.71% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 38 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 41.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News