About Marguerite Georges
Marguerite Georges (1787–1867) was a French stage actor. She belonged to the most famous French actors of her time. She is also known for her affair with Napoleon.
Marguerite Georges was born Marguerite-Josephine Weimer in Bayeux, the daughter of a German employed in the theatre orchestra in Amiens. She debuted on stage in 1802 at the age of fifteen at the Théâtre Français in Paris; she was made sociétaire in 1804. Her affair with Napoleon took place between 1802 and 1804, and was rumoured to be the reason she left France in 1808.
She was active in Saint Petersburg in Russia in 1808–1812, debuting at St. Petersburg, in Phèdre, and alternating nights with the Russian actress Ekaterina Semenova. She toured Europe in 1812–1813, during which she performed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and Dresden. She then returned to France. She was active at the Théatre Français in 1813–1818, at the Odéon Theatre and in 1831–49 at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin.
She lived at 25 Rue Madame, but moved to a boarding house at Rue de Helder. She retired in 1853, and received a pension from Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother. She died in Passy.