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Danielle Darrieux is a Actor French born on 1 may 1917 at Bordeaux (France)

Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux
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Birth name Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux
Nationality France
Birth 1 may 1917 at Bordeaux (France)
Death 17 october 2017 (at 100 years)

Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux ([da.niɛl i.vɔn ma.ʁi ɑ̃.twa.nɛt daʁ.jø]) (born 1 May 1917) is a French actress and singer, who has appeared in more than 110 films since 1931. She is one of France's great movie stars and her eight-decade career is among the longest in film history.

Biography

She was born in Bordeaux, France during World War I to a physician who was serving in the French Army. Her father died when she was seven years old. Raised in Paris, she studied the cello at the Conservatoire de Musique. At 13, she won a part in the musical film Le Bal (1931). Her beauty combined with her singing and dancing ability led to numerous other offers, and the film Mayerling (1936) brought her to fame.

In 1935, Darrieux married director/screenwriter Henri Decoin, who encouraged her to try Hollywood. She signed with Universal Studios to star in The Rage of Paris (1938) opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Afterwards, she elected to return to Paris.

Under the German occupation of France during World War II, she continued to perform, a decision that was severely criticized by her compatriots. However, it is reported that her brother had been threatened with deportation by Alfred Greven, the manager of the German run film production company in occupied France, Continental. She got a divorce and then fell in love with Porfirio Rubirosa, a Dominican Republic diplomat and notorious womanizer. They married in 1942. His anti-Nazi opinions resulted in his forced residence in Germany. In exchange for Rubirosa's freedom, Darrieux agreed to make a promotional trip in Berlin. The couple lived in Switzerland until the end of the war, and divorced in 1947. She married scriptwriter Georges Mitsikidès in 1948, and they lived together until his death in 1991.

She gave a good performance in the 1951 MGM musical, Rich, Young and Pretty. Joseph L. Mankiewicz lured her back to Hollywood to star in 5 Fingers (1952) opposite James Mason. Upon returning to France, she appeared in Max Ophüls' The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) opposite Charles Boyer, and The Red and the Black (1954) opposite Gérard Philippe. The next year she starred in Lady Chatterley's Lover, whose theme of uninhibited sexuality led to its being proscribed by Catholic censors in the United States.

Approaching 40, she played a supporting role in her last American film to date, United Artists' epic Alexander the Great (1956) starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom. In 1961 she went to England at the request of director Lewis Gilbert to star in The Greengage Summer opposite Kenneth More. In 1963, she starred in the romantic comedy La Robe Mauve de Valentine at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. The play was adapted from the novel by Françoise Sagan. During the 1960s she also was a concert singer.

In 1970, Darrieux replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical, Coco, based on the life of Coco Chanel, but the play, essentially a showcase for Hepburn, soon folded without her. In 1971 and 1972 she also appeared in the short-lived productions of Ambassador. For her long service to the motion picture industry, in 1985 she was given an Honorary César Award. She has continued to work, her career now spanning eight decades, most recently providing the voice of the protagonist's grandmother in the animated feature, Persepolis (2007), which deals with the impact of the Iranian Islamic revolution on a girl's life as she grows to adulthood.

She was paid homage to in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009): when Shosanna Dreyfus is preparing to take the Nazis down, her assistant calls her Danielle Darrieux.



^ Lebrun, Dominique. Paris-Hollywood: Les français dans le cinéma américain. Hazan. ISBN 2-85025-136-4.

Best films

8 Women (2002)
(Actress)
Persepolis (2007)
(Actress)
Katia (1938)
(Actress)
The Lions Are Loose (1961)
(Actress)
Patate (1964)
(Actress)
Napoléon (1955)
(Actress)

Usually with

Henri Decoin
Henri Decoin
(12 films)
Pierre Larquey
Pierre Larquey
(11 films)
Albert Préjean
Albert Préjean
(10 films)
Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danielle Darrieux (131 films)

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Actress

Pièce Montée, 1h35
Directed by Denys Granier-Deferre
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about families, L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about marriage
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Clémence Poésy, Danielle Darrieux, Dominique Lavanant, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Léa Drucker
Roles Madeleine
Rating56% 2.804162.804162.804162.804162.80416
Bérengère et Vincent, tous deux issus de familles bourgeoises, s'unissent religieusement entourés des leurs. La journée, qui commençait plutôt bien, se dégrade au fil des heures. Le mariage est vécu d'un point de vue différent par certains membres de la famille des jeunes mariés, et par les mariés eux-mêmes : secrets, rancœurs, malentendus et quiproquos se succèdent à l'ombre d'un très, très ancien secret… de famille.
Elles et Moi
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Ariadna Gil, Danielle Darrieux, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Àlex Brendemühl, Julie Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Roles Isabel Esteva, à 80 ans
Rating68% 3.429613.429613.429613.429613.42961
Janvier 1939. La chute de Barcelone consacre la défaite des républicains espagnols. Cinq cent mille d'entre eux choisissent l'exil. Arrivés en France, les hommes sont désarmés puis internés dans des camps. Quant aux familles, l'administration les répartit dans des centres improvisés dont plusieurs en Ardèche. "Elles et Moi" choisit de suivre le destin de la famille Esteva durant ces mois terribles et les cinq années de guerre qui vont suivre.
Towards Zero, 1h47
Directed by Pascal Thomas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Danielle Darrieux, François Morel, Melvil Poupaud, Laura Smet, Chiara Mastroianni, Alessandra Martines
Roles Camilla Tressilian
Rating58% 2.9078652.9078652.9078652.9078652.907865
La richissime Camilla Tressilian a l'idée saugrenue de réunir chez elle Guillaume Neuville, son neveu, Aude Neuville, ex-femme de Guillaume, et Caroline Neuville, épouse actuelle de Guillaume ; sont également présents Marie-Adeline, la secrétaire de Camilla, Fred Latimer, un ami de Caroline, Thomas Rondeau, un ami de longue date... Tous sont réunis au manoir de la Pointe aux Mouettes, la somptueuse demeure de Camilla. Mais l'ambiance devient nettement plus glaciale quand, au petit matin, la servante découvre avec horreur que Camilla Tressilian a été sauvagement assassinée dans son lit, le crâne défoncé... Héritage ? Crime passionnel ? Haine ? Préméditation ? Coup de tête ? Tout est possible. Pourtant, le commissaire Martin Bataille doit faire vite, car... l'heure zéro approche.
Persepolis
Persepolis (2007)
, 1h35
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Political films, Children's films
Actors Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, François Jérosme, Gena Rowlands
Roles Grand-mère de Marjane (voice)
Rating80% 4.048814.048814.048814.048814.04881
At the airport Marjane Satrapi (Chiara Mastroianni) is unable to board a plane to Iran. She then takes a seat and smokes. She looks back at her childhood. She remembers the good and bad times with her family, especially all the political issues going on. As a young girl, Marji lived in Tehran and wanted to be a prophet and a disciple of Bruce Lee. Her childhood ambition is the general uprising against the Shah of Iran. Her middle-class family participates in all the rallies and protests. Marji wants to have pride in her future. Marji and a group of friends attempt to attack a young boy whose father, a member of SAVAK, killed Communists for no particular reason. One day, Marji's Uncle Anoush arrives to have dinner with the family after recently being released from his nine-year sentence in prison. Uncle Anoush inspires Marji with his stories of his life on the run from the government, a result of rebelling.
Oh La La!
Oh La La! (2006)
, 1h30
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Vieillesse
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Arielle Dombasle, Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Andy Gillet, Nabil Massad, Adrien de Van
Roles Odette Saint-Gilles
Rating59% 2.9669052.9669052.9669052.9669052.966905
Augustin, clown lunaire, occupe, comme emploi alimentaire, une place de garçon de piscine au Ritz. Mais sa vraie vocation est d'interpréter des spectacles inspirés du théâtre nô japonais qu'il présente dans des comités d'entreprises ou des maisons de retraite. À l'occasion d'une de ses représentations il fait la connaissance d'Odette Saint-Gilles, venue le féliciter. Cette ancienne chanteuse d'opérette, totalement oubliée, s'ennuie terriblement. De ce moment, Augustin se met en tête de monter une pièce inspirée de la correspondance de Madame du Deffand et Julie de Lespinasse. Odette, amusée, accepte. Il ne reste plus qu'à trouver sa partenaire. Ce sera Bettina Fleisher, héroïne d'un feuilleton télévisé.
Une vie à t'attendre, 1h45
Directed by Thierry Klifa
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Nathalie Baye, Patrick Bruel, Géraldine Pailhas, Anouk Grinberg, Danielle Darrieux, François Berléand
Roles Emilie
Rating53% 2.6500652.6500652.6500652.6500652.650065
Alex tient un restaurant à Paris avec son frère, Julien, et Camille, sa meilleure amie. Alors qu’il s’apprête à faire sa vie avec Claire, il retrouve par hasard Jeanne, son premier amour, de retour à Paris pour voir sa mère, après douze ans d’absence. La vie de tout le monde bascule au moment où Alex doit faire face à ses choix...
Les Liaisons dangereuses (TV miniseries), 4h12
Directed by Josée Dayan
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett, Nastassja Kinski, Leelee Sobieski, Danielle Darrieux, Andrzej Żuławski
Roles Madame de Rosemonde
Rating66% 3.3403453.3403453.3403453.3403453.340345
An updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil (Catherine Deneuve) seeks vengeance against her ex-lover Gercourt (Andrzej Zulawski) when he becomes engaged to her young goddaughter, Cécile (Leelee Sobieski). Merteuil turns to her ex-lover/partner-in-crime, Valmont (Rupert Everett), famous for his reputation as a Don Juan, to seduce Cécile and emotionally destroy her. While on his mission, Valmont gets sidetracked when he goes to visit his aunt and falls for Madame Tourvel (Nastassja Kinski), a virtuous, married woman who knows of his womanizing ways, but that only makes the challenge more exciting to Valmont. Together, Madame de Merteuil and Valmont make a dangerous team and they will stop at nothing when it comes to matters of the heart.
8 Women
8 Women (2002)
, 1h51
Directed by François Ozon
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Comedy thriller, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about families, L'action se déroule en une journée, Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen
Roles Mamy
Rating70% 3.549013.549013.549013.549013.54901
The film is set in the 1950s in a large country residence as a family and its servants are preparing for Christmas. When the master of the house is discovered dead in his bed with a dagger in his back, it is presumed that the murderer must be one of the eight women in the house. Over the course of the investigation, each woman has a tale to tell and secrets to hide.
Ça ira mieux demain, 1h29
Directed by Jeanne Labrune
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Carré, Jeanne Balibar, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Danielle Darrieux, Sophie Guillemin
Roles Eva
Rating62% 3.1480753.1480753.1480753.1480753.148075
Un si petit événement tel que l'achat d'un malheureux rouleau de plastique, révèle les caractères d'un groupe d'individus victimes de la société actuelle. Des liens se créent mais aussi des remises en question.
Les Mamies
Les Mamies (1992)
, 1h22
Directed by Annick Lanoë
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Sophie Desmarets, Odette Laure, Paulette Dubost, Marthe Villalonga, Catherine Rouvel
Roles Lolotte
Rating41% 2.0861152.0861152.0861152.0861152.086115
Alex, 12 ans, vit avec sa grand-mère, Lolotte, et sa mère, Marie. Mais cette dernière n'a d'attention que pour Paul-Louis, avec qui elle se prépare à se remarier. Le jeune garçon, se sentant exclu, décide de s'enfuir un jour où sa mère est en voyage d'affaires.
Le jour des rois, 1h33
Directed by Marie-Claude Treilhou
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Micheline Presle, Paulette Dubost, Robert Lamoureux, Michel Galabru, Jean Roquel
Roles Armande
Rating67% 3.374433.374433.374433.374433.37443
Trois sœurs se réunissent tous les dimanches. Suzanne, l'aînée, supporte difficilement son mari Georges. Germaine, célibataire, habite dans une maison de retraite. Armande mène une vie tranquille avec son époux Albert. Le dimanche de l'Épiphanie, le programme est chargé : passer au cimetière, déjeuner au restaurant chinois, manger la galette et tirer les rois, et aller voir une troupe comique du troisième âge dans laquelle joue la quatrième sœur marginale, Marie-Louise.
Bille en tête, 1h32
Directed by Jacques Cluzaud
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Thomas Langmann, Kristin Scott Thomas, Danielle Darrieux, Patrick Raynal, Michel Albertini, Marie-France Mignal
Roles l'Arquebuse
Rating52% 2.6461952.6461952.6461952.6461952.646195
Virgile, 16 ans, se sent seul. Son père trop pris par son travail d'avocat et sa mère constamment absente, il trouve un tant soit peu de réconfort auprès de sa grand-mère. Mais un jour il rencontre une femme mariée qui lui porte un peu plus d'attention.
Quelques jours avec moi, 2h11
Directed by Claude Sautet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Danielle Darrieux, Thérèse Liotard, Dominique Lavanant
Roles Madame Pasquier
Rating70% 3.5368353.5368353.5368353.5368353.536835
Martial (Daniel Auteuil) is discharged from a mental institution where he spent a few years due to a serious nervous breakdown. During his hospitalization, he ceases to speak with everyone, including his wife Régine (Thérèse Liotard), whom he had encouraged to find a new partner soon after entering the clinic. Upon his return, he finds his mother (Danielle Darrieux), a busy business woman who owns a supermarket chain. She's convinced that her son, who by now hardly talks to anyone after his experience, will be able to find himself again if tasked with some responbibilities. Soon enough, he's sent to Limoges on a business trip to check on one of their stores in the hope to reinvigorate its failing business. Once he arrives, Martial is faced with responsibilities he had never imagined, including dealing with the store's personnel. Due to his lack of people skills, this job is a difficult task. Meantime, as instructed by his mother, he checks on the accounting handled by the manager, Mr. Fonfrin (Jean-Pierre Marielle), and he soon realizes that the reason for the branch's close-to-failure status is that Fonfrin is padding the books. Due to his inability to take charge for anything in life, Martial fails to perform his duties and instead befriends the crooked manager, who invites the naive heir to join him and his wife (Dominique Lavanant) for dinner one night. He immediately falls in love with Francine (Sandrine Bonnaire), the maid, an eccentric young woman with whom he has a brief relationship. Martial unconditionally showers her with all kinds of gifts, as this is the first time in several years that he feels close to someone; it is a short episode that makes his dejected life momentarily look brighter. He lets his work fall behind for her but, unfortunately, the romance doesn't last long and, upon his return to Paris, he is deemed incompetent and re-admitted to the hospital.