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Catherine Hessling (1900–1979)


Catherine Hessling was born on June 22, 1900 in Moronvilliers, Marne, France as Andrée Madeleine Heuschling Hessling. She was an actress, known for La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928), Nana (1926) and Sur un air de Charleston (1927). She was married to Jean Renoir. She died on September 28, 1979 in La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Nana
Nana Nana
(1926)
Sur un air de Charleston
Sur un air de Charleston Parisian Savage
(1927)
Whirlpool of Fate
Whirlpool of Fate Virginia Rosaert
(1925)

Filmography

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 1935 Crime and Punishment
Elisabeth
 1933 Du haut en bas
Mademoiselle Paula
 1930 The Pursuit of Happiness (Short)
Catherine
 1928 En rade
 1928 Yvette
 1928 Tire au flanc
L'institutrice (uncredited)
 1928 La petite marchande d'allumettes (Short)
Karen
 1927 La p'tite Lili (Short)
 1927 Sur un air de Charleston (Short)
Parisian Savage
 1926 Nana
Nana
 1925 Whirlpool of Fate
Virginia Rosaert
 1924 Backbiters
Catherine Férand
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Attractive brunette with bee-stung lips, who started as a model for the painter Auguste Renoir (1917-19) in Provence. Married his son Jean in 1920 and acted in some of his films, and in several others directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Her acting style was not unlike that of Charles Chaplin and she became known as the 'female Charlot'. After her separation from Renoir in 1930, she turned to dancing ... See more »

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