Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1950-1959

Seven Best French Actress in Supporting Role, by years (1950-1959)
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“ 1950 Dieu a besoin des hommes de Jean Delannoy ” - guillaume836076
 
2.
Marie Déa
Actress, Orpheus
“ 1950 Orphée de Jean Cocteau ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1950 Chéri de Pierre Billon ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1950 Manèges d'Yves Allégret
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1950 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1950 Meurtres? de Richard Pottier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1950 Miquette et sa mère de Henri-Georges Clouzot ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1950 Justice est faite d'André Cayatte ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 Olivia de Jacqueline Audry
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1951 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 La nuit est mon royaume de Georges Lacombe ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 Monsieur Fabre de Henri Diamant-Berger ” - guillaume836076
 
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Héléna Manson
Actress, Le corbeau
Born in Caracas,young Elena (later to become Héléna) miraculously survived an earthquake there. She found a new home at an uncle's in New York City first, and later at another relative's in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. A very early theater enthusiast, Manson trained as an actress at the Conservatoire...
“ 1951 Deux sous de violettes de Jean Anouilh ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 La poison de Sacha Guitry ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 Sous le ciel de Paris de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1951 La nuit est mon royaume de Georges Lacombe ” - guillaume836076
 
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Arletty
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 been the lover of a German official during the ocupation of France...
“ 1952 Gibier de potence de Roger Richebé ” - guillaume836076
 
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Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ 1952 Le plaisir (La maison Tellier) de Max Ophüls ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1952 La vérité sur Bébé Donge de Henri Decoin ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1952 La fête à Henriette de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Hildegard Knef
Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a young man and was sent to a camp for prisoners of war...
“ 1952 La fête à Henriette de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1952 Le plaisir (La maison Tellier) de Max Ophüls ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1952 Le plaisir (La maison Tellier) de Max Ophüls
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1952 ” - guillaume836076
 
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Véra Clouzot
Actress, Diabolique
Married to the film-maker Henri-Georges Clouzot, Vera was directed by her husband in her first film the 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, in which she appeared alongside Charles Vanel and Yves Montand. In a short film career Clouzot only performed in films directed by Henri-Georges, the most famous of which was undoubtedly the 1955 thriller Diabolique...
“ 1953 Le salaire de la peur de Henri-Georges Clouzot ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1953 La vierge du Rhin de Gilles Grangier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Héléna Manson
Actress, Le corbeau
Born in Caracas,young Elena (later to become Héléna) miraculously survived an earthquake there. She found a new home at an uncle's in New York City first, and later at another relative's in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. A very early theater enthusiast, Manson trained as an actress at the Conservatoire...
“ 1953 L'envers du paradis d'Edmond T. Gréville ” - guillaume836076
 
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Jeanne Moreau
Actress, Jules and Jim
When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows immediately followed by The Lovers, 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 Française in her 20s...
“ 1953 Julietta de Marc Allégret ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1953 Dortoir des grandes de Henri Decoin ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1953 La vie d'un honnête homme de Sacha Guitry ” - guillaume836076
 
28.
“ 1953 Thérèse Raquin de Marcel Carné
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1953 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1954 Le rouge et le noir de Claude Autant-Lara
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1954 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1954 Monsieur Ripois de René Clément ” - guillaume836076
 
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Jeanne Moreau
Actress, Jules and Jim
When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows immediately followed by The Lovers, 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 Française in her 20s...
“ 1954 Touchez pas au grisbi de Jacques Becker ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1954 Papa, Maman, la bonne et moi de Jean-Paul Le Chanois ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1954 La reine Margot de Jean Dréville ” - guillaume836076
 
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Eleonora Rossi Drago
Actress, Le Amiche
She never found the international cross-over fame destined for Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, and most American audiences would not recognize her name, but voluptuous, visually stunning Eleonora Rossi Drago certainly made male hearts pulsate in Europe with her scores of princesses and temptresses throughout Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s...
“ 1954 L'affaire Maurizius de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1954 La neige était sale de Luis Saslavsky ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1955 Du rififi chez les hommes de Jules Dassin ” - guillaume836076
 
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María Félix
Actress, Enamorada
Doubtlessly the most famous Mexican movie star, María Félix created a larger-than-life character: herself. La Doña, as the star was known after the character of her 1943 movie Doña Bárbara, starred in 47 movies, most of them forgettable except for her presence in them. More a star than an actress, she constructed an image of a tough woman...
“ 1955 French Cancan de Jean Renoir ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1955 Razzia sur la chnouff de Henri Decoin
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1955 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1955 Gas-oil de Gilles Grangier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1955 Le dossier noir d'André Cayatte ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1955 Les mauvaises rencontres d'Alexandre Astruc ” - guillaume836076
 
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Anne Vernon
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. Developing an interest in acting...
“ 1955 L'affaire des poisons de Henri Decoin ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1956 Voici le temps des assassins de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Nicole Courcel
Nicole Courcel was born Nicole Marie-Anne Andrieux, the daughter of a journalist, in the Parisian suburb of Saint Cloud. Some of her early childhood was spent in Catholic boarding schools (an unhappy experience) and with her grandmother (much happier) in the small township of Martel (renowned for its truffles)...
“ 1956 La sorcière d'André Michel ” - guillaume836076
 
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Suzy Delair
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, The Last One of the Six, which he wrote, and The Murderer Lives at Number 21, which he penned and directed; and the mythical one of Jenny Lamour...
“ 1956 Gervaise de René Clément
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1956 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1956 Le sang à la tête de Gilles Grangier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1956 Papa, Maman, ma femme et moi de Jean-Paul Le Chanois ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1956 Elena et les hommes de Jean Renoir ” - guillaume836076
 
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Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several major roles in Sophocles' "Electra"...
“ 1956 Monsieur Arkadin (Dossier secret) d'Orson Welles ” - guillaume836076
 
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Dany Carrel
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 the wife of her father and sent to France...
“ 1957 Porte des Lilas de René Clair ” - guillaume836076
 
51.
Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ 1957 Pot-bouille de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Mylène Demongeot
Actress, Fantomas
Mylène Demongeot, one of the blond sex symbols of French cinema during the 1950s and 1960s, managed to overcome typecasting and survived a long hiatus before a stellar comeback in her 70s. She appeared in more than 70 films, including such classics as the Fantomas trilogy. She was born Marie-Helene Demongeot on September 29...
“ 1957 Les Sorcières de Salem de Raymond Rouleau
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1957 ” - guillaume836076
 
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Martita Hunt
Actress, Becket
Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...
“ 1957 Les espions de Henri-Georges Clouzot ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1957 Le chômeur de Clochemerle de Jean Boyer ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1957 Pot-bouille de Julien Duvivier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1957 Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin de Jacques Becker ” - guillaume836076
 
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Arletty
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 been the lover of a German official during the ocupation of France...
“ 1958 Maxime de Henri Verneuil ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1958 Maigret tend un piège de Jean Delannoy ” - guillaume836076
 
59.
Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ 1958 Le désordre et la nuit de Gilles Grangier ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1958 En cas de malheur de Claude Autant-Lara ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1958 Une vie d'Alexandre Astruc ” - guillaume836076
 
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Lilli Palmer
A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish surgeon...
“ 1958 Montparnasse 19 de Jacques Becker
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1958 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1958 Les amants de Louis Malle ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 Rue des Prairies de Denys de La Patellière ” - guillaume836076
 
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Héléna Manson
Actress, Le corbeau
Born in Caracas,young Elena (later to become Héléna) miraculously survived an earthquake there. She found a new home at an uncle's in New York City first, and later at another relative's in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. A very early theater enthusiast, Manson trained as an actress at the Conservatoire...
“ 1959 Toi, le venin de Robert Hossein ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 Les 400 coups de François Truffaut ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 A double tour de Claude Chabrol
Best French Actress in Supporting Role 1959 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 Les yeux de l'amour de Denys de La Patellière ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 La bête à l'affût de Pierre Chenal ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1959 Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre de Jean Delannoy ” - guillaume836076