Jane Hading

Jane Hading (25 November 1859 – 28 February 1941) [1] was a French actress . Her real name was Jeanne-Alfrédine Tréfouret . [2]


She was born in Marseille , where her father was an actor at the Gymnase. She has said that her first appearance on the stage.

She was trained at the local Conservatory and was engaged in 1873 for the theater at Algiers , and afterwards for the Khedivial Theater at Cairo , where she played, in turn, coquette , soubrette and ingenue parts. Expectations had been raised by her voice, and when she returned to Marseilles she sang in operetta, besides acting in Ruy Blas .

She first appeared in Paris in 1879 in The chaste Suzanne at the Royal Palace, and was again heard in operetta at the Renaissance. She’s blood in The bride and The beautiful Lurette . In 1883 she had a great success at the Gymnasium in The Ironmaster . In 1884 she married Victor Koning(1842-1894), the manager of that theater, but divorced him in 1887.

In 1888 and 1893, she toured America with Benoit Constant Coquelin . She Helped to give success to Henri Lavedan ‘s Prince Aurec at the Vaudeville in 1892 and joined Afterwards the French Comedy . Her reputation as one of the leading actresses of the day was established in France and England. She also toured South America. Victorian Sardou thing for the title of Marcelle in 1896.

Her later repertoire included The Demi-Monde , Alfred Capus ‘s La Chatelaine , Charles Maurice Donnay ‘s Return to Jerusalem , Princess Georges by Alexandre Dumas, son , and Emile Bergerat ‘s Over queen .


  1. Jump up^ (19 February 1941). JANE HADING; Former Favorite. of French Comedy Dies at 81, The New York Times
  2. Jump up^ Jane Hading, Munsey’s Magazine (November 1895)


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). ” Hading, Jane “. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  •  Gilman, DC ; Peck, HT; Colby, FM, eds. (1905). ” Hading, Jane “. New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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