NameAristide Jacques (Ambrouzis) Damalas, 11G Grandson
Birth15 Jan 1855, Piraeus, Greece/Hellenes
Death1889, Paris, France
Death MemoDied of drug overdose.
OccupationDiplomat and poor actor.
Note 1Officer. Greek Legation attaché in Paris and St Petersburg. Acted with Sarah Bernhardt in ‘La Dame aux Camélias’. Renowned as a seducer and for his extravagance he squandered a fortune in Paris during the Belle Epoque. Died of a drugs overdose.
Note 2The marriage with Sarah Bernhardt did not survive the couple’s arguments and infidelities. He was a notorious drug-addict with pretensions as an actor; she was obsessed by him until his death depite the impossibility of the relationship.
Note 3He appears to have had two illegitimate children, the second, Teresa (1889 Paris - 1967 Athens), being a model for Picaso and a mistress of Ernest Hemingway. She was raised in Adrianople, Thrace and lived there under another name 1889-1916.
FatherAmbrouzis (Ioannis) Damalas (1808-1869)
MotherCalliope (Lucas) Ralli (1829-1891)
Other spouses---- [Damalas]
Marriage4 Apr 1882, London, England
SpouseSarah Bernhardt
Note 1Acted with her husband in ‘La Dame aux Camélias’.
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