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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. 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...
3. Louis Feuillade Louis Feuillade Director, Les vampires Prolific director of over seven hundred films, most of them short or medium-length. 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. Feuillade's work was largely comprised of film series; his first series...
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. Syd Chaplin Syd Chaplin Actor, Shoulder Arms
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. Severin Wunderman Severin Wunderman Actor, Minority Report
8. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Actor, Henri Matisse 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...
9. Gaby Morlay Gaby Morlay Actress, Le Plaisir
10. Jacques Gallo Jacques Gallo Actor, The Magic Sword
11. André Hunebelle André Hunebelle Director, Fantomas
12. Thomas Narcejac Thomas Narcejac Writer, Vertigo
13. Gérard Landry Gérard Landry Actor, La Bête Humaine
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. René Lefèvre René Lefèvre Actor, The Crime of Monsieur Lange
17. Loni Nest Loni Nest Actress, The Golem
18. Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet Actor, Breathless
19. 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...
20. Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud Actor, Mademoiselle Strip-tease
21. 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...
22. Edmond T. Gréville Edmond T. Gréville Director, The Hands of Orlac
23. Nino Bellini Nino Bellini Actor, Casablanca
24. Georges Moustaki Georges Moustaki Soundtrack, La Vie en Rose
25. Jacques Henri Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue Actor, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
26. Paolo Moffa Paolo Moffa Production Manager, Sins of Pompeii
27. Bruce Chatwin Bruce Chatwin Writer, Cobra Verde
28. 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...
29. Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo Actor, The Little Rebels
30. Fred Pressburger Fred Pressburger Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Hangmen Also Die!
31. 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...
32. Charles Spaak Charles Spaak Writer, La Grande Illusion
33. Eugene Deslaw Eugene Deslaw Director, Montparnasse
34. 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...
35. Leonard Mosley Leonard Mosley Writer, Foxhole in Cairo
36. Hamilton Revelle Hamilton Revelle Actor, The Half Million Bribe
37. Grey Blake Grey Blake Actor, The Dancing Years
38. Jean-François Martial Jean-François Martial Actor, Mon Oncle
39. Jacques Berlioz Jacques Berlioz Actor, La Bête Humaine
40. Marcel Carpentier Marcel Carpentier Actor, Carnival in Flanders
41. Armand du Plessy Armand du Plessy Director, Les demi-vierges
42. Alphonse Winckler Alphonse Winckler Self, The Messers. Lumière at Cards
43. Roman Toporow Roman Toporow Actor, Berlin Express
44. Slawomir Mrozek Slawomir Mrozek Writer, Revolución
45. Leen Jongewaard Leen Jongewaard Actor, De boezemvriend
46. Anne-Marie Jelinek Anne-Marie Jelinek Actress, Black Girl
47. Yvan Noé Yvan Noé Writer, Love Around the Clock
48. Jimmy Gaillard Jimmy Gaillard Actor, Son of France
49. Beverley Brooks Beverley Brooks Actress, Reach for the Sky
50. Marie Dubas Marie Dubas Actress, Une nuit au Moulin-Rouge
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