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Coco Chanel (I) (1883–1971)

Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. She was a costume designer and actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), The Blood of a Poet (1932) and Tonight or Never (1931). She died on January 10, 1971 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 87) in Paris, France

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The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game Costume Designer
The Blood of a Poet
The Blood of a Poet Costume Designer
Tonight or Never
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The Greeks Had a Word for Them


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 2005 Picasso and Dance (TV Movie) (segment "Le Train bleu", as Gabrielle Chanel)
 1958 Et ta soeur (gowns)
 1939 The Rules of the Game (as La Maison Chanel)
 1938 Port of Shadows (uncredited)
 1935 First a Girl (uncredited)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (as Chanel of Paris)
 1931 Tonight or Never (as Chanel of Paris, Gowns for Gloria Swanson)
 1931 Palmy Days (gowns, uncredited)
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 2015 Runway Magazine (TV Mini-Series)
 2014 Runway Magazine (TV Mini-Series)
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 1938 La Marseillaise (costumes: Marie-Antoinette - as Chanel)
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 2015 De Gray TV (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1971 Das große böse Fräulein (TV Short documentary)
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 2016 Thierry Le Luron, l'humour de ma vie (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 Cocteau Marais - Un couple mythique (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Anna Karina, l'aventurière (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Reputations (TV Series documentary)
- Chanel: A Private Life (1995) ... Herself

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5 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gabrielle Chanel | La Maison Chanel | Chanel | Chanel of Paris

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When I realized that my business had a life, my life, and a face, my face, a voice, my own, and when I realized my work loved me, obeyed me and responded to me, I gave myself over to it completely and I have had since no greater love. See more »


Loved camellias. See more »

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