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Bella Darvi
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Birth Date:October 23, 1928
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Died Date:September 11, 1971

Occupation:Movie actress

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Bella Darvi

Biography:Bella Darvi (October 23, 1928 - September 11, 1971) was an actress of Polish parentage, although promotional materials refer to her as French.

She was born Bayla Wegier in Sosnowiec, Poland. Her parents were Polish Jews who had moved to France. Jailed by the Nazis during World War II, she was released in 1943. She married a successful businessman, Alban Cavalcade (1949 - 1950) and traveled with him to Monaco. There she became habituated to alcohol, gambling and the "high life". Discovered in Paris by Darryl Zanuck, who believed she had an interesting natural beauty like Ingrid Bergman's, she was brought to Hollywood and groomed for stardom, moving into the Zanuck home and possibly becoming his mistress in the process although she reportedly had several affairs or at least dated other men during this time, including Robert Stack.

She is probably best known for the role of Nefer, the seductive Babylonian courtesan, in Zanuck's spectacular film The Egyptian. She was often criticized or passed over for parts, because of her thick accent compounded by a lisp, and worked hard to speak clearly as Nefer.

Her career was unsuccessful despite Zanuck's best efforts; she had a reputation as a compulsive gambler and as being hard to work with. Constantly badmouthed by Zanuck's daughter Susan, who hated her, she was eventually thrown out of the Zanuck home.

Zanuck subsequently left his wife thinking to make a more permanent relationship with Bella, but discovered that she was a lesbian, or at least bisexual, unthinkable at the time. (She later very publicly dated women, as well as men.) Despite liaisons with extremely wealthy men, she was unable to establish a permanent relationship or to curb her gambling habit. Zanuck was still paying off her debts as late as 1970.

She committed suicide in Monte Carlo by gas in 1971. Her body was not found for some time.

Chinese Horoscope for Bella Darvi
Includes characteristics and Vices
Bella Darvi's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1928 - February 09, 1929
Birthday: October 23, 1928

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Bella Darvi's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: October 23, 1928

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Bella Darvi's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: October 23, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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