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Elvire Popesco (1894–1993)

From 1923 when she played the lead in Louis Verneuil's "Ma cousine de Varsovie" to 1978 when she played again (and for the last time) "La Mamma", written specially for her by André Roussin, Elvire Popesco (born near Bucharest in 1894) was the undisputed queen of "Théâtre de Boulevard" (light comedies). For 55 years in a row, la Popesco was that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Purple Noon
Purple Noon Mrs. Popova
L'habit vert
L'habit vert La duchesse de Maulévrier
Bargekeepers Daughter
Bargekeepers Daughter La reine de Silistrie
L'âge d'or
L'âge d'or Véra Termutzki


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 1967-1972 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series)
Karma, la voyante / Sonia / Rosaria
- La voyante (1972) ... Karma, la voyante
- La locomotive (1968) ... Sonia
- La mama (1967) ... Rosaria
 1960 Purple Noon
Mrs. Popova
 1942 Frédérica
 1942 The Blue Veil
Mona Lorenza
 1942 Mademoiselle Swing
Sofia de Vinci
 1941 Le valet maître
Antonia - une effervescente étrangère
 1941 Parade en 7 nuits
Madame Fanny
 1939 Nine Bachelors
Comtesse Stacia Batchefskaïa
 1939 Derrière la façade
Madame Rameau
 1939 Eusèbe député
 1938 Mon curé chez les riches
Lisette Cousinet
 1938 Tricoche et Cacolet
Bernardine Van der Pouf
 1937 À Venise, une nuit
Nadia Mortal
 1937 L'habit vert
La duchesse de Maulévrier
 1937 Le club des aristocrates
La comtesse Irène Waldapowska
 1937 The Man of the Hour
Mona Thalia
 1936 The King
Thérèse Marnix - une actrice célèbre
 1936 L'amant de Madame Vidal
Catherine Vidal
 1934 Une femme chipée
Hélène Larsonnier
 1932 Sa meilleure cliente
 1931 Ma cousine de Varsovie
Sonia Varilovna
 1931 L'étrangère
Dora Clarkson
 1923 Tigancusa de la iatac
Maria Tortusanu -Basil's fiancée (as Elvira Popescu)
 1912 The Independence of Romania
Taranca (as Elvira Popescu)
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Elvira Popescu

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From 1930 to 1985, Elvire Popesco lived in a villa in Mézy-sur-Seine, Yvelines. The villa, acquired from fashion designer Paul Poiret, and remodeled in 1932 by architect Paul Boyer, was declared a historic monument in 1984, but it has since decayed. Bought for 1.8 million French francs in 1999, it is open occasionally to the public. See more »

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