Natalie Kovanko, 1920
Russian-born Natalie Kovanko (seen here in a reproduction postcard) poses for her portrait in Paris, in 1920. Born in 1899 in Crimea, she emigrated to France following the Russian Revolution in 1917. She apparently had some success as an actress (at least, according to IMDb), but ultimately returned to Kiev, where she died in 1967.
This week over at Sepia Saturday there’s a celebration of the moving image; be sure to pay a visit. Don’t be bothered if you’re a day late — I was, too!