|Born Bathilde Augustine Figeac in 1823, she made her début at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on 11 October 1839 in Revue et Corrigée. Appearances at the Gymnase and the Bonne-Nouvelle followed, but she then retired to a convent. Her calling proved temporary and, following a further two years in Poland, she returned to the stage, momentarily at the Vaudeville (1849) before settling down at the Gymnase ‘où elle se fait remarquée par son air distingué, son sourire provocateur et sa suprème élégance.’
On 2 November 1855 Augustine Figeac made her début at the Comédie Française as la marquise de Prie in Le Gâteau des Reines, but she failed to receive the favourable welcome she deserved. Contemporary biographies next list numerous productions in which she appeared during the late 1850’s and early 1860’s. On 1 July 1860 she was named a sociétaire.
She retired on 1 October 1865 and married Monsieur J. Jazulot, the director of Printemps, the famous department store. Apparently the fire at her husband’s establishment made a profound impression on her, from which she never fully recovered. She died at her townhouse on the rue d’Athènes on 23 April 1883.
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