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Françoise Dorléac (1942–1967)

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a theatrical family in 1942 (her father was actor Maurice... See full bio »

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The Soft Skin
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The Young Girls of Rochefort
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 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Anya (as Francoise Dorleac)
 1967 The Young Girls of Rochefort
Solange Garnier (as Françoise Dorleac)
 1967 Julie de Chaverny Ou La double méprise (TV Movie)
 1966 Cul-De-Sac
 1966 Where the Spies Are
Vikki (as Francoise Dorleac)
 1965 Genghis Khan
Bortei (as Francoise Dorleac)
 1964 Les petites demoiselles (TV Movie)
 1964 Male Hunt
Françoise Bicart alias Sandra Rossen
 1964 The Soft Skin
Nicole (as Françoise Dorleac)
 1963 Teuf-teuf (TV Movie)
 1962 Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin
Nathalie Cartier
 1962 Les trois chapeaux claques (TV Movie)
 1962 The Dance
 1961 Tout l'or du monde
La journaliste
 1961 Tonight or Never
 1960 The Door Slams
 1960 The Wolves in the Sheepfold
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Other Works:

Dubbing voice of Elsbeth Sigmund in the French synchronized version of Heidi (1952).

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Alternate Names:

Francoise Dorleac | Françoise Dorleac


5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

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Françoise and her sister Catherine Deneuve were as different as night and day. While Catherine was cool, calm, remote, and possessed with an edge of mystery about her, Françoise was quite the opposite -- fun, radiant, outgoing, with such joie de vivre. The sisters made three films together: The Door Slams (1960), Male Hunt (1964), and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), which is their best ... See more »


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