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1. Françoise Dorléac Françoise Dorléac Actress, The Soft Skin The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a theatrical family in 1942 (her father was actor Maurice Dorléac)...
2. Syd Chaplin Syd Chaplin Actor, Shoulder Arms
3. W. Somerset Maugham W. Somerset Maugham Writer, The Painted Veil Popular British novelist, playwright, short-story writer and the highest-paid author in the world in the 1930s, Somerset Maugham graduated in 1897 from St. Thomas' Medical School and qualified as a doctor, but abandoned medicine after the success of his first novels and plays. During World War I he worked as a secret agent and in 1928 settled in Cap Ferrat in France...
4. Gaston Leroux Gaston Leroux Writer, The Phantom of the Opera A native of Paris, France, a poet, journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is known for his many creative horror stories, including "Rouilable", "The Haunted Chair" and "The Wax Mask", but is probably best known for his work "The Phantom of the Opera", which became Leroux's prize possession. He wrote...
5. Louis Feuillade Louis Feuillade Director, Les vampires A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series, begun in 1910 and numbering 15 episodes...
6. Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan Writer, Isadora Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan...
7. André Hunebelle André Hunebelle Director, Fantomas
8. Edmond T. Gréville Edmond T. Gréville Director, The Hands of Orlac
9. Viviane Romance Viviane Romance Actress, Panic Strikingly beautiful French leading lady (Miss Paris of 1930) who first appeared on stage at the age of 13 at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, then did some modelling work and a year later joined the chorus line of the Moulin Rouge. She also performed the 'can-can' at the legendary Parisian nightclub Bal Tabarin...
10. Gaby Morlay Gaby Morlay Actress, Le Plaisir
11. Severin Wunderman Severin Wunderman Actor, Minority Report
12. Grey Blake Grey Blake Actor, The Dancing Years
13. Thomas Narcejac Thomas Narcejac Writer, Vertigo
14. Julien Bertheau Julien Bertheau Actor, That Obscure Object of Desire
15. Niccolò Paganini Niccolò Paganini Soundtrack, Shine Paganini's musical talent was recognized at an early age, and his ambitious father drove him hard to succeed, even withholding food if his son did not perform to his satisfaction on the violin. Escaping his father's domineering influence in his late teens by fleeing to Lucca, Paganini came to the attention of Princess Elisa Baciocchi...
16. Georges Moustaki Georges Moustaki Soundtrack, The Bucket List
17. Gérard Landry Gérard Landry Actor, La bête humaine
18. André Valmy André Valmy Actor, L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête
19. Charles Spaak Charles Spaak Writer, La Grande Illusion
20. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Self, Matisse: Voyages Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and painted china...
21. Bruce Chatwin Bruce Chatwin Writer, Cobra Verde
22. Jacques Gallo Jacques Gallo Actor, The Magic Sword
23. Jacques Henri Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue Actor, Ginger and Fred
24. René Lefèvre René Lefèvre Actor, Le Doulos
25. Leen Jongewaard Leen Jongewaard Actor, Flip de tovenaarsleerling
26. Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud Actor, L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête
27. Noël-Noël Noël-Noël Writer, The Chorus Warmly popular French character player and screenwriter in his heyday, Noel-Noel was born Lucien Noel and developed his celebrity in music halls and the cabaret venue, where he created his Ademai comic character, a blundering French soldier. He eventually took this character successfully to film in...
28. Yvan Noé Yvan Noé Writer, Love Around the Clock
29. Rita Jolivet Rita Jolivet Actress, Theodora Rita Jolivet was a silent film actress whose career spanned from 1914 when she made FATA MORGANA to 1926 when she filmed PHI-PHI. Afterwards, Rita dropped out of films. She made only 20 films in her brief career.
30. Lucile Costa Lucile Costa Miscellaneous Crew, Beauty and the Beast
31. Paolo Moffa Paolo Moffa Production Manager, Sins of Pompeii
32. Nino Bellini Nino Bellini Actor, Casablanca
33. Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet Actor, Breathless
34. Maximilienne Maximilienne Actress, Maria Chapdelaine In his sketches, popular French comedian'Fernand Raynaud' was often bullied by a self-righteous sharp-tongued spinster called Mademoiselle Lelongbec, the parish organist. Tall, lean and unattractive, Maximilenne (born Henriette Genty in 1884) seemed born to play the part and she WAS the obvious choice for director Robert Darène when...
35. Anne-Marie Jelinek Anne-Marie Jelinek Actress, Black Girl
36. Beverley Brooks Beverley Brooks Actress, Reach for the Sky
37. Alfred Machin Alfred Machin Director, La chasse à la girafe en Ouganda Alfred Machin started his film work as camera man for Pathe at the beginning of 20 Century. During 1907 and 1909 he was in Africa, shooting documentary shorts. In 1910 he worked at the Pathe studio in Nizza, in 1911 he was one of the founding directors of the Pathe-filiale in Amsterdam, in 1913 he was the same in Brussel...
38. Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo Actor, The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
39. Edward José Edward José Director, The Iron Claw Belgian-born Edward José began his film career as an actor, starring opposite Theda Bara in one of her most famous films, A Fool There Was. Turning to directing shortly afterwards, he handled several Pearl White serials, and piloted many features in the late 1910s and early 1920s. His most ambitious film was The Beloved Vagabond...
40. Loni Nest Loni Nest Actress, The Golem
41. Jérôme Goulven Jérôme Goulven Actor, Nous sommes tous des assassins
42. Jean-François Martial Jean-François Martial Actor, Mon Oncle
43. Madeleine Aile Madeleine Aile Actress, Il était deux petits enfants
44. Jules Bianchi Jules Bianchi Self, Formula 1: BBC Sport
45. Lise Topart Lise Topart Actress, Les gosses mènent l'enquête
46. Marie Dubas Marie Dubas Actress, Une nuit au Moulin-Rouge
47. Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld Actor, Anders als die Andern
48. Maurice Maeterlinck Maurice Maeterlinck Writer, The Blue Bird Maeterlinck was a revolutionary symbolist playwright from Belgium. His influence on modern drama is vast and he was one of the best known figures in Europe in the early twentieth century, both for his plays and his philosophical writings. Best known today for his fantasy play "The Blue Bird", which has been adapted into a number of films...
49. Kimberly Von Hagen Kimberly Von Hagen Miscellaneous Crew, Austin Powers in Goldmember
50. Henry Walter Barnett Henry Walter Barnett Producer, The Melbourne Cup
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