Dominique Sanda Poster


Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (2) | Trade Mark (1) | Trivia (10)

Overview (4)

Born in Paris, France
Birth NameDominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne
Nickname Domino
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dominique Sanda was born in 1948, in Paris, France. When she was 16, she left her upper-class family and married, but divorced two years later. She found a temporary job as a Vogue model, when Robert Bresson gave her the starring part in his absorbing drama Une femme douce (1969); she was quite impressive as a young woman who commits suicide when she finds out that her husband is unable to love her for what she really is. She was then offered the female lead in Vittorio De Sica's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970), as the provocative daughter of a rich Jewish family. Afterwards, she worked with Bernardo Bertolucci on the much-discussed The Conformist (1970), as the sensual wife of an anti-fascist professor, and co-starred with Paul Newman in John Huston's spy thriller, The MacKintosh Man (1973). She worked again with Bertolucci in the epic, 1900 (1976), and won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Prize for her performance in Mauro Bolognini's The Inheritance (1976), as an Italian patriarch's daughter-in-law. She gave one more unforgettable performance in Jacques Demy's original musical, Une Chambre en Ville (1982), as a femme fatale. Today, in her fifties, she is still busy, appearing in international films and TV series.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Thanassis Agathos< thanaga@hol.gr

Spouse (2)

Nicolae Cutzarida (8 January 2000 - present)
? (1964 - 1966) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Her voice

Trivia (10)

Festival tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, France. [1988]
Lived/Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the 1970s, she lived with actor/director Christian Marquand, with whom she had a son, Yann Marquand.
Dominique Sanda lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her Argentinian boyfriend. She's presently performing on a play, acting in Spanish at a Buenos Aires theater. [October 2006]
Was originally supposed to play the female lead in India Song (1975), but backed out of the project and was replaced by Delphine Seyrig.
Dominique Sanda in 1995 played also the lead role of Marquise DE Merteil, in a lavish, Italian stage production of "Dangerous Liasons" aka: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" from Choderlos DE Loclos's novel, and directed by Mario Monicelli, and also starring Geppy Gleijeses, Laura Morante, and Yvonne Scio.
Dominique Sanda in 1993 played in the stage production of "Mrs. Klein" written by Nicholas Wright as 'Melitta', and directed by French director, Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman at the Theater DE la Commune in France.
Dominique Sanda from 1995 to 1996 played Lady Chiltern in a very successful adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play "An Ideal Husband" in Paris, France, then on a tour in France, and Belgium, and, directed by Adrian Brine.
She was preparing to make The Formula but co star George C. Scott complained that he couldn't understand her thick French accent so she was paid off and replaced by Marthe Keller.
Fluent in italian.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page