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Arletty (1898–1992)

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 ... See full bio »


(age 94) in Paris, France

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The Longest Day
The Longest Day Madame Barrault
Children of Paradise
Children of Paradise Claire Reine, dite Garance
Le Jour se Leve
Les Visiteurs du Soir
Les Visiteurs du Soir Dominique - un ménestrel


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 1967 Dina chez les rois (Short)
Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1966 La nuit écoute (TV Series short)
- Arletty (1966)
 1963 The Trip to Biarritz
 1963 Destination Rome
La marquise
 1962 Law of Men
Loune de Lindt
 1962 Les petits matins
Gabrielle, maîtresse de Rameau
 1962 The Dance
La mère d'Albert
 1960 Les primitifs du XIIIè (Short)
Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1958 Maxime
 1958 Un drôle de dimanche
Juliette Armier
 1958 Et ta soeur
Lucrèce du Boccage
 1958 The Stowaway
 1957 Vacances explosives!
Arlette Bernard
 1954 No Exit
Inès - une lesbienne
 1954 Flesh and the Woman
 1953 The Father of the Girl
Edith Mars
 1951 Gigolo
Madame Alice
 1950 Georges Braque (Short)
 1949 Portrait d'un assassin
 1948 Madame et ses peaux-rouges
Mademoiselle Pascale
 1942 La loi du 21 juin 1907 (Short)
 1942 Les Visiteurs du Soir
Dominique - un ménestrel
 1940 Thunder Over Paris
 1939 Circonstances atténuantes
Marie Qu'a-d'ça
 1939 Fric-Frac
 1939 Le Jour se Leve
 1938 Hotel du Nord
 1938 Mother Love
Bernadette Mezin
 1938 The Little Thing
Irma Borel
 1938 Mirages
 1937 Désiré
Madeleine Crapicheau, la femme de chambre
 1937 The Pearls of the Crown
La reine d'Abyssinie
 1936 Faisons un rêve...
Une invitée (prologue)
 1936 Feu la mère de madame (Short)
 1936 Le mari rêvé
Eve Roland
 1936 The Bureaucrats
La belle-soeur de la hourmerie
 1936 Adventure in Paris
Rose Blondel de Saint-Leu
 1936 The Tomboy
 1935 Amants et voleurs
 1935 La fille de Madame Angot
 1935 Le vertige
 1935 Pension Mimosas
La môme Parasol
 1934 The Voyage of Mr. Perrichon
Anita Mathieu
 1933 Court Waltzes
La chocolatière
 1933 Un soir de réveillon
 1933 Une idée folle
Anita - une danseuse
 1933 Je te confie ma femme
 1932 Abduct Me
 1932 La belle aventure
Madame Desmignières
 1932 Un chien qui rapporte
Josyane Plaisir
 1930 The Sweetness of Loving
Une dactylo (uncredited)
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Personal Quote:

"My heart is French but my arse is international!" (when she was accused of having had a relationship with a German soldier during World War II) See more »


In 1914 a man she loved died on the third day of war and the future actress swore she'd never get married "not to become a war widow or, what would be worse, the mother of a soldier." See more »

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