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Delphine Seyrig (1932–1990)


Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of Rousseau's theories, a female sailing pioneer and... See full bio »

Died:

(age 58) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1989 Une saison de feuilles (TV Movie)
Hedwina
 1986 Les étonnements d'un couple moderne (TV Movie)
Marie-Claude Poitevin
 1986 Seven Women, Seven Sins (segment "Pride")
 1985 Grosse (Short)
 1983 Grain of Sand
Solange
 1981 Freak Orlando
Helena Müller, als Lebensbaumgöttin, Kaufhausonsängerin, Mutter der Wundergeburt....
 1981 Documenteur
Delphine (voice)
 1981 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
The Lady
 1981 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
La mère
- Le petit pommier (1981) ... La mère
 1980 The Lost Way
Mathilde Schwarz
 1979 On the Move
Barbara
 1977 Faces of Love
Julie
 1977 Je t'aime, tu danses
Actress narrating The Three Little Pigs
 1977 Baxter, Vera Baxter
L'inconnue
 1976 Scum Manifesto (Short)
 1975 The Garden That Tilts
Kate
 1975 The Last Word
Simone
 1974 Le cri du coeur
Mme Bunkermann
 1974 Say It with Flowers
Françoise Berger, la mère
 1973 Diary of a Suicide
L'interprète
 1971 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
Elmire
 1968 Spray of the Days
Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1967 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Hedda Gabler
 1967 La musica
Elle
 1967 Accident
Francesca
 1966 Comédie (Short)
La maîtresse
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Magoo?
Une journaliste
 1965 Qui donc a rêvé? (Short)
 1963 Le troisième concerto (TV Movie)
Catherine Miller
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
Milo's wife (as Beltiane)
 1954-1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Betty Durham / Margaret Martini
- The Case of the Singing Violin (1955) ... Betty Durham
- The Mother Hubbard Case (1954) ... Margaret Martini
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Other Works:

1974: Provided her own dubbing in the French post-synchronized version of Don Siegel's 'The Black Windmill' (Contre une poignée de diamants).

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Beltiane

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Samuel Beckett] He is like an orchestra conductor: he sets the tempo. Actors, it seems to me, are ever less inclined, or no longer inclined at all, to respect rhythms, and French actors no longer take into account the metrical structure as they used to. When you work with Beckett, you find yourself regretting not having this almost musical education. It's a concrete, real kind of work that is... See more »

Trivia:

Both Delphine and Emmanuelle Riva played an unnamed heroine nicknamed 'Elle' in a movie penned by Marguerite Duras, La musica (1967) and Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) respectively. See more »

Trademark:

Her characters often entered movies as seemingly magical appearances See more »

Nickname:

The Royal Voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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