Irene Bordoni
Date of Birth
Jan 16, 1895
Birth Place:
Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Biography

A vaudeville and musical headliner from Corsica, Irene Bordoni was one of the first Broadway stars to heed the call of the newly vocalized Hollywood. Usually described as "piquant," Bordoni's rolling eyes, pursed lips, comedic hauteur, and voluminous gowns were rather too flamboyant for the screen, however, and despite a couple of Cole Porter numbers, neither she nor her British leading man, the...