Anna Held Biography
(French-Polish Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Revues 'The Ziegfeld Follies')
Birthday: March 19, 1872 (Pisces)
Born In: Warsaw, Poland
Helene Anna Held, better known as Anna Held, was a Polish-born French stage performer and singer who was not just renowned for her beauty and acting talents, but also very well-known for her love for kindling controversy. Blessed with delicate facial features, flawless skin, and a gorgeous figure, she was undoubtedly a very beautiful woman who could light up the stage with her very presence. She had a vivacious personality which added to her charms as a stage performer and won her several fans. As an actor she appeared in numerous comedies and musicals, performing all over Europe and the U.S. Her interest in the show business began quite early on in life—she was just eight when she started singing in the streets. As the only surviving child among her several siblings, she had a difficult childhood and the death of her parents while she was still young added to her miseries. However, she worked hard at making a career for herself and found her calling as a stage performer. Petite and charming, she was also a risk-taker who took on roles that other women of her times considered controversial. She eventually became involved with Florenz Ziegfeld and this association proved to be very beneficial to both the performers.