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Fifi D'Orsay (1904–1983)

Although she made her career playing the quintessential Parisian coquette, Fifi D'Orsay was actually a Canadian. She was born Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Québec, in 1904. At the age of 20 she arrived in New York, determined to become an actress. She was met by Helen Morgan, whom she knew from Montreal. Morgan put up the young Yvonne and taught her ... See full bio »

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 1973 Roll Out (TV Series)
Madame Delacort
- Pilot (1973) ... Madame Delacort
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Madame Wageir
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Mrs. Hennie
 1965 The Art of Love
Fanny
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Madame Fifi
- Lucy Gets Amnesia (1964) ... Madame Fifi
 1964 What a Way to Go!
Baroness
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
Simone
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Davis / Woman Witness
- The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (1964) ... Mrs. Davis
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Babette
- Calamity Over the Comstock (1963) ... Babette
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Mme. Fouquet
- Reunion (1963) ... Mme. Fouquet
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Renee / Charmaine
- Continental Dinner (1962) ... Renee
- Pop's Girlfriend (1961) ... Charmaine
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
French Prisoner (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Wanda / Mother Superior
- One Way Ticket (1961) ... Wanda
- Castaways (1960) ... Mother Superior
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Toinette
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... Toinette
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Simone
- Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) ... Simone
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mme. Poitou
- The Vamp (1961) ... Mme. Poitou
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Fifi
- Fie, Fie, Fifi (1954) ... Fifi
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Madame Suzi
- The Third Eye (1953) ... Madame Suzi
 1947 The Gangster
Mrs. Olga Ostroleng
 1944 Dixie Jamboree
Yvette
 1944 Delinquent Daughters
Mimi
 1944 Nabonga
Marie
 1943 Submarine Base
Maria Styx
 1942 Piano Mooner (Short)
 1942 Chasing the Blues (Short)
Fifi
 1937 Toot Sweet (Short)
Fifi
 1937 Three Legionnaires
Olga
 1935 Katz' Pajamas (Short)
Fifi
 1935 Better Than Gold (Short)
Fifi
 1935 La veuve joyeuse
Marcelle
 1934 Wonder Bar
Mitzi
 1933 Going Hollywood
Lili Yvonne
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Budgie (as Fifi Dorsay)
 1931 Young as You Feel
Fleurette
 1931 Women of All Nations
Fifi (uncredited)
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Fifi D'Orsay
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Julie La Rue
 1930 Those Three French Girls
Charmaine (as Fifi Dorsay)
 1930 Women Everywhere
Lili La Fleur
 1930 On the Level
Miimi
 1929 Hot for Paris
Fifi Dupre
 1929 They Had to See Paris
Fifi
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Alternate Names:

Fifi Dorsay

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Trivia:

A couple of comeback attempts in the 1950s failed to re-ignite her career. One was when she got herself booked at the Palace Theatre; the other was when Ralph Edwards saluted her on his well-known This Is Your Life (1952) TV show. See more »

Nickname:

The French Bombshell

Star Sign:

Aries

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