Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘French’ Category

Mylène Demongeot

In 1935, French on September 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Mylène Demongeot: French actress born 1935 as Marie-Hélène, David Niven’s mistress in Bonjour Tristesse (1959), Andromeda in The Giant of Marathon (1959) and Hélène in the Fantômas film trilogy (1964, 65 and 67).


Catherine Deneuve

In 1943, French on September 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Has there ever been an actress in the history of the movies who has changed as little and aged as slowly as Catherine Deneuve? Her beauty, then and now, is like a blow to the eyes. Roger Ebert.

Catherine Spaak in ‘Circle of Love’ 1964

In 1945, French on September 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

La Ronde (aka Circle of Love, 1964) directed by Roger Vadim, adapted by Jean Anouilh from the play by Arthur Schnitzler.

Irène Tunc 1935 – 1972

In 1935, French on September 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

Irène Tunc: born 1935, Miss France 1954, on screen from 1954 until her death in a car crash in 1972.

Marie-France Pisier 1944 – 2011

In 1944, French on September 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

Marie-France Pisier (1944 – 2011) was born in French Indochina, now Vietnam, where her father served as colonial governor. She moved to Paris with her family when she was 12. While starting out in films, she completed degrees in jurisprudence and political science at Paris University. The Guardian.

Macha Méril in ‘Der Ölprinz’ (1965)

In 1940, French on September 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

Macha Méril: French actress, star of Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme mariée (A Married Woman 1964), born Princess Maria-Magdalena Vladimirovna Gagarina, 3 September 1940, Rabat Morocco; on screen since 1960.

Pascale Petit

In 1938, French on September 24, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Pascale Petit: French actress born Anne-Marie Petit 1938. Screen debut in a French film version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (1957); on screen until 2001.

Jacqueline Sassard 1957

In 1940, French on September 24, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Jacqueline Sassard: French actress born 1940, on screen 1957 – 1969.

Stéphane Audran in ‘The Champagne Murders’ 1967

In 1932, French on September 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

The most striking feature of Chabrol’s glossy murder mystery is the totally incomprehensible plot, revolving around rivalry for the rights to a family champagne firm. Made by Chabrol’s regular team, it’s relentlessly stylish. TimeOut.

Brigitte Bardot in ‘… And God Created Woman’ 1956

In 1934, French on September 24, 2017 at 11:32 am

With 1956’s …And God Created Woman, filmed in the South of France, Brigitte Bardot became a full-fledged star. But it didn’t last. In 1973, at age 39, tiring of all the attention, she retired to a beachfront home in nearby St. Tropez, where she is now a virtual recluse. The Hollywood Reporter.