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

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)
Marie-Octobre (1959)
(Actress)
Bethsabée (1947)
(Actress)
The Red and the Black (1954)
(Actress)
Typhoon Over Nagasaki (1957)
(Actress)

Usually with

Henri Decoin
Henri Decoin
(12 films)
Pierre Larquey
Pierre Larquey
(11 films)
Albert Préjean
Albert Préjean
(10 films)
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danielle Darrieux (131 films)

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Actress

C'est toi, c'est tout, 1h40
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Mathieu Simonet, Guillaume Carcaud, Jean Dell, Éric Laugérias, Christian Bujeau
Roles Camille

"C'est toi, c'est tout" raconte l'histoire d'une jeune femme qui s'est enfermée dans la pire des solitudes, celle du cœur, et à qui le destin, cruel et facétieux, offre la dernière chance de s'en sortir. Ultime occasion, en effet, puisque Pauline va quitter cette période de la vie où tout est encore possible. Après, à bien des points de vue, il sera trop tard.
The Wedding Cake, 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% 2.8004752.8004752.8004752.8004752.800475
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% 3.4267453.4267453.4267453.4267453.426745
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% 2.9085452.9085452.9085452.9085452.908545
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)
Rating79% 3.999163.999163.999163.999163.99916
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% 2.9660952.9660952.9660952.9660952.966095
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
Rating52% 2.649122.649122.649122.649122.64912
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...
La marquise est à Bicêtre
Directed by Paul Vecchiali
Genres Comedy
Actors Annie Girardot, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Danielle Darrieux, Jacques Perrin, Marianne Basler

Une marquise milliardaire vend les actions de sa holding publicitaire à son chauffeur pour un euro symbolique et rejoint une bande de clochards près de l'hôpital de Bicêtre.
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
Rating64% 3.2474053.2474053.2474053.2474053.247405
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 France
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% 3.548843.548843.548843.548843.54884
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.
Tomorrow's Another Day, 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% 3.1479053.1479053.1479053.1479053.147905
Des relations se nouent et se tendent entres des intellectuels et artistes du quartier latin autour d’épineux problèmes d’ameublement, en particulier d’une encombrante commode qui passe de main en mains, qu’on voudrait entreposer dans une cave mais que personne ne sait protéger de l’humidité. La solution de l’emballage dans un film plastique hermétique a ses partisans et ses détracteurs (car ne faut-il pas que le bois respire ?...)
Que reste-t-il..., 1h30
Directed by Étienne Périer
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Danielle Darrieux, François Marthouret, Martine Sarcey, Félicité Wouassi, François Vincentelli, Tania Garbarski
Roles Edith Lorrimer

Edith Lorrimer,82 ans, souffre de la maladie d'Alzheimer.Elle ne garde aucun souvenir de son passé proche, mais retrouve depuis quelque temps, des pans entiers de sa mémoire lointaine, grâce à un traitement expérimental Très précis mais pas forcément agréables, ces souvenirs éloignés l'embarrassent plus qu'ils ne la soulagent. Tandis qu'elle tente d'endiguer ce flot d'images qui menace de la submerger, le jeune Gaspard Toussaint, âgé de 16 ans, essaie en vain de recomposer le puzzle de sa petite enfance, passée à Haïti...
Belle comme Crésus, 1h35
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Danielle Darrieux, Bruno Devoldère, Béatrice Agenin, François-Régis Marchasson, Anne Coesens, Cécile Paoli
Roles Suzanne

Suzanne, en 75 ans, a rarement eu l'occasion de quitter sa presqu'île. Depuis qu'elle est veuve, seules les parties de petits chevaux avec sa sœur Henriette, très autoritaire, égrènent le temps, avec le rituel du Loto hebdomadaire et l'entretien maniaque du jardin. Un matin, Suzanne découvre qu'elle a joué les 6 bons numéros du Loto et se retrouve à la tête d'une fortune colossale. Désemparée, elle se confie à son notaire, qui lui conseille de mener une enquête discrète auprès de chacun de ses enfants pour déterminer qui aurait besoin de profiter de sa générosité. Suzanne se rend d'abord à Paris, chez sa fille Constance, une bourgeoise dont le mariage prend l'eau de toutes parts. À Strasbourg, elle découvre que son fils Germain ne survit que grâce à la générosité de son amie Carlotta. De retour chez elle, Suzanne doit enfin affronter les reproches de son fils Henri et les maladresses de sa petite-fille Sylvie. Suzanne décide de mettre de l'ordre dans sa famille et se découvre au passage quelques alliés.
The Young Girls Turn 25, 1h4
Directed by Agnès Varda
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Mag Bodard, Françoise Dorléac, Agnès Varda, George Chakiris, Danielle Darrieux, Jacques Demy
Roles Herself (archive footage)
Rating68% 3.4320353.4320353.4320353.4320353.432035
C’est un documentaire en hommage à Jacques Demy et à son oeuvre Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, film qui fut tourné pendant l'été 1966. La ville de Rochefort organisa une grande fête en 1992 pour célébrer les 25 ans de la sortie du film en 1967. Profitant de l’occasion Agnès Varda a tourné ce documentaire en mêlant des plans du tournage de l’époque en 1966 par Varda elle-même, des extraits, des interviews d’acteurs et figurants Rochefortais qui ont participé au tournage du film.