For the film of the same name see Carmencita (film).

Carmencita (born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) was an American dancer noted for her role in an eponymous short documentary and by having her portrait painted by such notable artists as John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase and James Beckworth. According to film historian C. Musser, Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and may have been the first woman to appear on motion picture within the United States. In the film she is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial's in New York since February 1890.


Year Film Role Other notes
1894 Carmencita Herself Sole performer


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