Best French Actress in a Leading Role 1950-1959

by guillaume836076 | last updated - 13 Aug 2011 | Public

Les 7 meilleures interprétations d'actrices françaises ou étrangères, par années (1950-1959), ayant joué dans des films majoritairement français.

1. Blanchette Brunoy

Actress | La bête humaine

Blanchette Brunoy was born on October 5, 1915 in Paris, France as Blanche Bilhaud. She was an actress, known for La bête humaine (1938), It Happened at the Inn (1943) and Le voyageur sans bagages (1944). She was married to Maurice Maillot and Robert Hommet. She died on April 4, 2005 in ...

1950 La Marie du port de Marcel Carné

2. María Casares

Actress | Les enfants du paradis

María Casares was born on November 21, 1922 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as María Victoria Casares Pérez. She was an actress, known for Children of Paradise (1945), La Chartreuse de Parme (1948) and Les chevaliers de la table ronde (1990). She was married to André Schlesser. She died on November 22,...

1950 Orphée de Jean Cocteau Best French Actress 1950

3. Suzy Delair

Actress | L'assassin habite... au 21

Prototype of the sexy cheeky French lady, Suzy Delair was discovered by Henri-Georges Clouzot, who became her companion and gave her two memorable roles : Mila Malou, inspector Wens' unbearable girlfriend in two films, Le dernier des six (1941), which he wrote, and L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942),...

1950 Lady Paname de Henri Jeanson

4. Ginette Leclerc

Actress | La maison dans la dune

Ginette Leclerc was born on February 9, 1912 in Paris, France as Geneviève Lucie Menut. She was an actress, known for La maison dans la dune (1952), Feu Mathias Pascal (1937) and The Baker's Wife (1938). She was married to Lucien Leclerc. She died on January 2, 1992 in Paris.

1950 Un homme marche dans la ville de Marcello Pagliero

5. Claude Nollier

Actress | Moulin Rouge

An excellent actress, Claude Nollier remains too little known. Maybe because she made few films, but isn't quality better than quantity ? Whatever the truth, none of her appearances, whether an important movie like John Huston's Moulin Rouge (1952) or an artistic flop such as Les trafiquants de la ...

1950 Justice est faite d'André Cayatte

6. Madeleine Robinson

Actress | À double tour

Madeleine Robinson was born on November 5, 1917 in Paris, France as Madeleine Yvonne Svoboda. She was an actress, known for Leda (1959), Les frères Bouquinquant (1948) and Une si jolie petite plage (1949). She was married to Guillaume Amestoy and Robert Dalban. She died on August 1, 2004 in ...

1950 Dieu a besoin des hommes de Jean Delannoy

7. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1950 Manèges d'Yves Allégret

8. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1951 La Maison Bonnadieu de Carlo-Rim

9. Danièle Delorme

Actress | Gigi

Danièle Delorme was born on October 9, 1926 in Levallois-Perret, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard. She was an actress and producer, known for Gigi (1949), Minne (1950) and La cage dorée (2013). She was married to Yves Robert and Daniel Gélin. ...

1951 Sans laisser d'adresse de Jean-Paul Le Chanois

10. Edwige Feuillère

Actress | Olivia

Edwige Feuillère was born on October 29, 1907 in Vesoul, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France as Edwige Louise Caroline Cunati. She was an actress and writer, known for The Pit of Loneliness (1951), De Mayerling à Sarajevo (1940) and Wicked Duchess (1942). She was married to Pierre Feuillère. ...

1951 Olivia de Jacqueline Audry Best French Actress 1951

11. Madeleine Robinson

Actress | À double tour

Madeleine Robinson was born on November 5, 1917 in Paris, France as Madeleine Yvonne Svoboda. She was an actress, known for Leda (1959), Les frères Bouquinquant (1948) and Une si jolie petite plage (1949). She was married to Guillaume Amestoy and Robert Dalban. She died on August 1, 2004 in ...

1951 Le Garçon sauvage de Jean Delannoy

12. Françoise Rosay

Actress | La kermesse héroïque

Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and He (1932). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, Essonne, France.

1951 L'Auberge rouge de Claude Autant-Lara

13. Simone Simon

Actress | Cat People

Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...

1951 Olivia de Jacqueline Audry

14. Anne Vernon

Actress | Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Gallic Actress Anne Vernon, who was born Edith Antoinette Alexandrine Vignaud in Saint-Denis, France, on January 24, 1925, is not well known outside of Europe. Following graduation from the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts, she found work as a model and apprenticed with an advertising designer. ...

1951 Edouard et Caroline de Jacques Becker

15. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Lockruf des Goldes (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1952 Le Fruit défendu de Henri Verneuil

16. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1952 La Vérité sur Bébé Donge de Henri Decoin

17. Barbara Laage

Actress | La p... respectueuse

Barbara Laage was born on July 30, 1920 in Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Haute Savoie, France as Claire Colombat. She was an actress, known for La p... respectueuse (1952), Act of Love (1953) and Ce soir on tue (1959). She died on May 21, 1988 in Deauville, France.

1952 La P... respectueuse de Marcello Pagliero

18. Gina Lollobrigida

Actress | Notre-Dame de Paris

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some ...

1952 Fanfan la Tulipe de Christian-Jaque

19. Dany Robin

Actress | Carry On... Don't Lose Your Head

This pert, delicate-looking French dish with the piled-high blonde hairdo was a one-time threat to the sexy, kittenish pedestal 'Brigitte Bardot' stood on during the 1950s. Born on April 4, 1927, the lithe and luscious Dany Robin trained as a ballerina as a child and eventually made her way to the ...

1952 La Fête à Henriette de Julien Duvivier

20. Madeleine Robinson

Actress | À double tour

Madeleine Robinson was born on November 5, 1917 in Paris, France as Madeleine Yvonne Svoboda. She was an actress, known for Leda (1959), Les frères Bouquinquant (1948) and Une si jolie petite plage (1949). She was married to Guillaume Amestoy and Robert Dalban. She died on August 1, 2004 in ...

1952 L'Homme de ma vie de Guy Lefranc

21. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1952 Casque d'or de Jacques Becker Best French Actress 1952

22. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1953 Madame de... de Max Ophüls Best French Actress 1953

23. Anna Magnani

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

1953 Le Carrosse d'or de Jean Renoir

24. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1953 Les Orgueilleux d'Yves Allégret

25. Jacqueline Pagnol

Actress | Naïs

Jacqueline Pagnol was born on October 6, 1920 in Malakoff, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Jacqueline Andrée Bouvier. She was an actress, known for Naïs (1945), Manon des sources (1952) and La belle meunière (1949). She was married to Marcel Pagnol. She died on August 22, 2016 in ...

1953 Manon des Sources de Marcel Pagnol

26. Giselle Pascal

Actress | L'arlésienne

Giselle Pascal was born on September 17, 1921 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France as Giselle Marie Madeleine Tallone. She was an actress, known for L'arlésienne (1942), Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954) and La vie de bohème (1945). She was married to Raymond Pellegrin. She died on ...

1953 Horizons sans fin de Jean Dréville

27. Micheline Presle

Actress | Under My Skin

Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Jeunes filles en détresse (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to ...

1953 La Dame aux camélias de Raymond Bernard

28. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1953 Thérèse Raquin de Marcel Carné

29. Arletty

Actress | The Longest Day

Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having ...

1954 Huis clos de Jacqueline Audry

30. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1954 Le Rouge et le noir de Claude Autant-Lara Best French Actress 1954

31. Danièle Delorme

Actress | Gigi

Danièle Delorme was born on October 9, 1926 in Levallois-Perret, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard. She was an actress and producer, known for Gigi (1949), Minne (1950) and La cage dorée (2013). She was married to Yves Robert and Daniel Gélin. ...

1954 Le Guérisseur d'Yves Ciampi

32. Edwige Feuillère

Actress | Olivia

Edwige Feuillère was born on October 29, 1907 in Vesoul, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France as Edwige Louise Caroline Cunati. She was an actress and writer, known for The Pit of Loneliness (1951), De Mayerling à Sarajevo (1940) and Wicked Duchess (1942). She was married to Pierre Feuillère. ...

1954 Le Blé en herbe de Claude Autant-Lara

33. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

1954 La Reine Margot de Jean Dréville

34. Micheline Presle

Actress | Under My Skin

Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Jeunes filles en détresse (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to ...

1954 L'amour d'une femme de Jean Grémillon

35. Gaby Sylvia

Actress | Au théâtre ce soir

Gaby Sylvia was born on March 24, 1920 in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Gabriella Zignani. She was an actress, known for Au théâtre ce soir (1966), Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs (1944) and Premier bal (1941). She died on July 26, 1980 in Chamalières, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, ...

1954 Huis clos de Jacqueline Audry

36. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949). In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960)) but had only with Lola (...

1955 Les Mauvaises rencontres d'Alexandre Astruc

37. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Lockruf des Goldes (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1955 French Cancan de Jean Renoir

38. Martine Carol

Actress | Lola Montès

France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French pastry pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years but her brief reign did not compare and has not lived up to the Bardot era. The cult mystique is not there even after dying mysteriously and relatively young. ...

1955 Lola Montès de Max Ophüls Best French Actress 1955

39. Véra Clouzot

Actress | Les diaboliques

Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, was a Brazilian-French actress.

In 1941, Véra met French actor Léo Lapara, a member of the theater company of Louis Jouvet, who toured in Brazil during World War II. Vera married the actor, taking part in the company's South American tour that...

1955 Les Diaboliques de Henri-Georges Clouzot

40. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1955 L'amant de Lady Chatterley de Marc Allégret

41. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1955 Les Grandes manoeuvres de René Clair

42. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1955 Les Diaboliques de Henri-Georges Clouzot

43. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Lockruf des Goldes (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1956 Des gens sans importance de Henri Verneuil

44. Lucia Bosé

Actress | Cronaca di un amore

Lucia Bosé was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She is an actress, known for Story of a Love Affair (1950), The Lady Without Camelias (1953) and Harem Suare (1999). She was previously married to Luis Miguel Dominguín.

1956 Cela s'appelle l'aurore de Luis Bunuel

45. Danièle Delorme

Actress | Gigi

Danièle Delorme was born on October 9, 1926 in Levallois-Perret, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard. She was an actress and producer, known for Gigi (1949), Minne (1950) and La cage dorée (2013). She was married to Yves Robert and Daniel Gélin. ...

1956 Voici le temps des assassins de Julien Duvivier

46. Gina Lollobrigida

Actress | Notre-Dame de Paris

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some ...

1956 Notre Dame de Paris de Jean Delannoy

47. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

1956 Gervaise de René Clément Best French Actress 1956

48. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1956 La Mort en ce jardin de Luis Bunuel

49. Marina Vlady

Actress | 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...

1956 La Sorcière d'André Michel

50. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Lockruf des Goldes (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1957 Sait-on jamais ? de Roger Vadim Best French Actress 1957

51. Dany Carrel

Actress | Maternité clandestine

Dany Carrel was born Yvonne Suzanne Chazelles du Chaxel on September 20, 1932 in Tourane, Annam, French Indochina. The illegitimate daughter of a French expatriate father and a Vietnamese mother, Carrel initially grew up in Indochina prior to be taken away at age three from her biological mother by...

1957 Pot-Bouille de Julien Duvivier

52. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

1957 Celui qui doit mourir de Jules Dassin

53. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1957 Retour de manivelle de Denys de La Patellière

54. Micheline Presle

Actress | Under My Skin

Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Jeunes filles en détresse (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to ...

1957 Les Louves de Luis Saslavsky

55. Madeleine Robinson

Actress | À double tour

Madeleine Robinson was born on November 5, 1917 in Paris, France as Madeleine Yvonne Svoboda. She was an actress, known for Leda (1959), Les frères Bouquinquant (1948) and Une si jolie petite plage (1949). She was married to Guillaume Amestoy and Robert Dalban. She died on August 1, 2004 in ...

1957 Les Louves de Luis Saslavsky

56. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1957 Les Sorcières de Salem de Raymond Rouleau

57. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949). In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960)) but had only with Lola (...

1958 Montparnasse 19 de Jacques Becker

58. Françoise Arnoul

Actress | French Cancan

Françoise Arnoul was born on June 3, 1931 in Constantine, France as Françoise Annette Gautsch. She is an actress, known for French Cancan (1955), La chatte (1958) and Lockruf des Goldes (1975). She was previously married to Georges Cravenne.

1958 La Chatte de Henri Decoin

59. Brigitte Bardot

Actress | Le mépris

Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was ...

1958 En cas de malheur de Claude Autant-Lara

60. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

1958 Ascenseur pour l'échafaud de Louis Malle Best French Actress 1958

1958 Les Amants de Louis Malle

61. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1958 Le Miroir à deux faces d'André Cayatte

62. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

1958 Une vie d'Alexandre Astruc

63. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949). In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960)) but had only with Lola (...

1959 La Tête contre les murs de Georges Franju

64. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1959 Marie-Octobre de Julien Duvivier

65. Antonella Lualdi

Actress | Le rouge et le noir

Antonella Lualdi was born on July 6, 1931 in Beirut, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon as Antonietta De Pascale. She is an actress, known for Rouge et noir (1954), Andrea Chenier (1955) and Les Cordier, juge et flic (1992). She was previously married to Franco Interlenghi.

1959 A double tour de Claude Chabrol

66. Sandra Milo

Actress |

During the 1950s and 1960s bosomy, scintillating, dark-haired Tunisian leading lady Sandra Milo played bored patricians, manipulative mistresses and other enticing ladies of questionable morals with typical sensuous flare in scores of Italian and French productions. Born Elena Liliana Greco in ...

1959 Un témoin dans la ville d'Edouard Molinaro

67. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

1959 Les Liaisons dangereuses de Roger Vadim

68. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred [Alfredo] Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

1959 Hiroshima mon amour d'Alain Resnais Best French Actress 1959

69. Marina Vlady

Actress | 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...

1959 Toi, le venin de Robert Hossein