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Bella Darvi (1928–1971)

Bella Darvi became a 50s symbol for one of the many movie "Cinderellas" whose bright and beautiful Hollywood fairy tale would come crashing down, ending in bitterness and tragedy. A self-destructive brunette beauty, her life was full of misfortune. Of Polish/French descent, she miraculously survived the tortures of a WWII concentration camp as a ... See full bio »

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Hell and High Water
Hell and High Water Denise Montel
The Egyptian
The Egyptian Nefer
The Racers
The Racers Nicole


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 1971 Good Little Girls
Mme. de Rosbourg
 1969 Le bourgeois gentil mec
La tante
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- View from the Eiffel Tower (1962) ... Renee
 1960 The Woman of Ice
Adriana Savelli
 1960 Jules' Breadwinner
Gina Beau Sourire
 1960 Lipstick
Nora, madre di Silvana
 1958 Pia of Ptolomey
 1958 The Mask of the Gorilla
 1958 Sinners of Paris
Cri Cri
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1956 I'll Get Back to Kandara
Pascale Barret
 1955 Je suis un sentimental
Marianne Colas
 1955 The Racers
 1954 The Egyptian
 1954 Hell and High Water
Denise Montel
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 1962 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #2.146 (1962) ... Herself
 1954 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Herself - Audience Member
- Episode dated 31 January 1954 (1954) ... Herself - Audience Member
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 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) ... Herself (uncredited)

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Television actress.

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Despite scathing reviews for her performance in The Egyptian (1954) following its release in 1954, in recent years Darvi has received some praise from the critics, including Camille Paglia, who described her performance as "hypnotic". See more »


Husky voice; angular features

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