Celebrated French stage-soprano; born in Paris. She received musical instruction from Mme. Moreau-Sainti and made her debut in 1848 at the Opera Comique. In 1851 she sang in London at Her Majesty's Theatre, where she was well received. During 1859 and 1860 she sang at the Theatre Lyrique. With her husband she undertook, for a short time, the management of the Bouffes Parisiens, taking leading roles in Offenbach's operettas. She was a very fine vocal instructor, among her pupils being her daughter, who became very successful, and Mme. Marie Sass. She composed an opera, La Halte au Moulin.