She was called by The New York Times "the worst actress on Broadway".
She was called by Mark Twain "a magnificent spectacle".
She appeared on stage seemingly naked, on top of a horse.
She cropped her hair short, and performed male roles.
She married a Jew, and embraced Judaism.
She also embraced the Confederacy, and was even arrested for being a Confederate spy.
She was part black.
She was accused of bigamy.
She was friends with Walt Whitman and Charles Dickens.
She was the lover of Alexandre Dumas.
She died in Paris at the age of 33 with a rabbi by her bedside.
She can be considered America's first superstar.