Exit of a middle-class family of Irish origin , it begins with Versailles in 1837 then passes to the Vaudeville where it appears under the name of Eugenie Fleury in Renaudin of Caen . After the destruction of the theater by a fire, it starts a round in province then reinstates the new room of the Light comedy, whose it marries the leader, Mr. Doche, in January 1839.
Its beauty constituting - according to its contemporaries - its only talent, it forges a reputation of " quickly; lionne" and separates from his/her husband in 1842, whereas it carries out a round in Russia. After a short passage to the Gymnasium in 1843, it finds the Light comedy where its roles start to be packed. With the annual closure of the theater in 1848, it starts a round in Switzerland, England and Belgium, at the court of which it approaches the role of Adrienne Lecouvreur, celebrates actress (and courtesan) French XVIII° century, in the part of Eugene Scribe.
Of return to Paris, Alexandre Dumas wire offers the role of its career to him: that of Marguerite Gautier in the Lady with the camellias , created on February 2nd, 1852 with the Light comedy. She will play it more than 500 times until 1867.
During following years, it occurs inter alia in the Devil in Paris , Pénélope Norman (1860) and the Youth of Mirabeau (1864), the Black sheep (1867), the Rivals (1868) and the Contract (1869) with the Light comedy, the Parasites (1864), the Contagion (1865), the Small Marquis (1873), Cendrillon and Tartuffe (1874) with the Odéon before creating the role of the Countess in Both Orphan , drama in 5 acts of Adolphe of In and Eugene Cormon, with the Theater of the Door Saint Martin's day the January 20th 1874.
It withdraws little by little scene and dies peacefully in its apartment of the street Picot on July 13rd, 1900.
His/her brother, Francis de Plunkett, was director inter alia Théâtre of the Palais Royal and Eden. His/her sister married the editor Paul Dalloz, director of the universal Moniteur .
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