Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Michèle Mercier

In 1939, French on October 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Michèle Mercier: born Jocelyne Yvonne Renée Mercier in 1939; played the title role in five Angelique bodice-ripping adventures, starting with Angélique, Marquise des Anges (1964).


France Anglade 1942 – 2014

In 1942, French on October 8, 2017 at 1:19 am

France Anglade (1942 – 2014): French actress born in Constantine, Algeria; on screen 1962 – 1994.

Mireille Darc 1938 – 2017

In 1938, French on September 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Mireille Darc (1938 – 2017): Calling her “an icon” and a “sex symbol,” Frédérique Bredin, the president of France’s National Film Board, said Darc was a “fatal beauty, a fake ingenue with a mischievous smile who was during her whole life a free woman, a daring fighter.” Variety.

Bernadette Lafont (1938-2013)

In 1938, French on September 24, 2017 at 7:50 am

Seldom out of the public eye, Lafont continued to bring her forceful persona to bear on both commercial and “art” films and on television. Still faithful to the New Wave directors who launched her career, Lafont appeared as an enigmatic widow in Claude Chabrol’s Inspecteur Lavardin (1986). The Guardian.

Claude Jade 1948 – 2006

In 1948, French on September 24, 2017 at 7:46 am

Claude Jade (née Claude Marcelle Jorré 1948–2006): French actress on screen from 1967 until her death from cancer.

Lucile Saint -Simon

In 1932, French on September 23, 2017 at 6:31 am

Lucile Saint-Simon aka Lucille St. Simon: French actress born 1932, on screen 1953 – 1965.

Liliane Patrick

In 1933, French on September 16, 2017 at 11:48 am

Liliane Patrick est une actrice française née à Toulouse le 6 janvier 1933.

Claudine Auger

In 1942, French on September 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

Claudine Auger (born 1942) is a French actress who started her career in the early 1960s. At the age of 15 she became 1958’s Miss France. She attended the St. Joan of Arc College and the Paris Drama Conservatory, and got an uncredited film role while still studying. On the set, she met the film’s writer and director, 41 year old Pierre Gaspard-Huit. They married two years later, and Pierre’s influence helped to propel Claudine’s European career. By the time she got her role in “Thunderball” in 1965, she had starred in over ten films, which were mostly lower budget French productions. She was vacationing in Nassau at the time, and co-producer Kevin McClory had spotted her and suggested that she audition for Domino. The role as Domino Derval greatly accelerated her European career. She went on to star in many films and TV shows, mostly in French, Italian and Spanish. 007James.

Geneviève Grad

In 1944, French on September 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

Geneviève Grad, French actress born 1944, on screen 1961 – 1983.

Irina Demick 1936 – 2004

In 1936, French on September 6, 2017 at 9:54 am

Irina Demick: French actress born 16 Oct 1936, Île-de-France, France; died 8 Oct 2004, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Her two biggest films were The Longest Day (1962) as Janine Boitard of the French Resistance and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) in which she played six different women named Brigitte, Ingrid, Marlene, Françoise, Yvette and Betty.