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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 December 1927Paris, France
Birth NameRobert Hosseinoff
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (2)

The son of orchestra conductor André Hossein, Paris-born Robert Hossein was trained at René Simon's acting school. Hossein labored away as actor/director with the legendary Theatre Grand Guignol in Montmartre, then spent several years on the "legitimate" stage. In films from 1955's Rififi (Rififi (1955)), Hossein has been generally cast as jaded villains. Making his movie directorial debut with The Wicked Go to Hell (1955) (The Wicked Go to Hell (1955)), Hossein went on to call the shots on such Film Noir fare as Night Is Not for Sleep (1958) and Rasputin (1967). He worked beside some famous actresses: Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Marina Vlady, Claude Jade, Stéphane Audran, Michèle Mercier. In the 1960s, Robert Hossein appeared regularly as Jeoffrey de Peyrac in the soft-core Angélique films. He worked also as director.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Al

As he was one of Leading Men in French Cinema he was the screen-partner of the leading French ladies like Brigitte Bardot, Michèle Mercier, Marina Vlady, Stéphane Audran, Claude Jade or the Italian beauty Sophia Loren. Now at the time of playing "Men in the best age" he plays - at the age of 72 - again romantic love-scenes - so with Audrey Tautou in Venus Beauty (1999).

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Spouse (3)

Candice Patou (28 June 1976 - present) (1 child)
Caroline Eliacheff (1963 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Marina Vlady (23 December 1955 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Son of André Hossein.
Son, Nicolas, with Caroline Eliacheff.
Son, Julien, with Candice Patou.
Sons, Igor and Pierre, with Marina Vlady.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963

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