Alla Nazimova (Russian and Ukrainian: Алла Назимова; 3 June 1879 – 13 July 1945) was a Russian American film and theater actress, a screenwriter, and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff.
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“The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.”
—Alla Nazimova (18791945)