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Yola d'Avril (1907–1984)

Yola d'Avril was born on April 8, 1907 in Lille, France. She grew up with her parents and brother in Paris. After her father's death in 1923, she moved to Canada and became a dancer. Yola went to Hollywood and started getting small roles in movies like Vamping Venus (1928) and She Goes to War (1929). She became close friends with Gloria Swanson, ... See full bio »

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Orchids and Ermine Telephone Operator
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 1953 Little Boy Lost
Madame Le Blanc (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Paris Perfume (1953)
 1952 Red Ball Express
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number
French Maid (uncredited)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
First Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Celestine (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Mme. Lamballe
 1942 The Lady Has Plans
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Frenchwoman at Party (uncredited)
 1940 Green Hell
Native Girl (uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Belle's Girl (uncredited)
 1937 The Hurricane
Club Hibiscus Singer [Sings 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' in French] (uncredited)
 1937 I Met Him in Paris
French Wife in Room 617
 1935 Captain Blood
Girl in Tavern (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
French Girl in Taxi (uncredited)
 1934 Kansas City Princess
French Manicurist (uncredited)
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
 1934 Tarzan and His Mate
Madame Feronde (uncredited)
 1934 Glamour
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Maid in House (uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs
French Vamp (uncredited)
 1932 The Finishing Touch (Short)
 1932 A Parisian Romance
 1932 Strange Innertube (Short)
Diamond Joe's Moll
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Rosita (as Yola D'Avril)
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Tony's Cocotte (as Yola D'Avril)
 1932 Beauty and the Boss
Girl in Bath Tub (uncredited)
 1932 Sky Devils
 1932 Stop That Run (Short)
 1932 Cock of the Air
Italian Girl #2
 1931 Suicide Fleet
French Girl in Tangiers (uncredited)
 1931 The Last Flight
French Party Girl at Cafe (uncredited)
 1931 Women Go on Forever
 1931 The Common Law
 1931 Just a Gigolo
 1931 Svengali
Maid (uncredited)
 1931 God's Gift to Women
 1931 The College Vamp (Short)
French Flame / Drama Coach
 1931 The Right of Way
 1930 Pêle-Mêle (Short)
Madame Hardy
 1930 A Hollywood Theme Song (Short)
Madame von Hoppsburg
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Babette - Kara's Maid (uncredited)
 1930 Just Like Heaven
Fifi (as Yola D'Avril)
 1930 Men Without Skirts (Short)
 1930 Born Reckless
French Girl
 1930 The Bad One
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Suzanne (uncredited)
 1930 Double Cross Roads
Happy Max's Moll (uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz
Automobile Owner's Wife ("Springtime") / Marie ("All Noisy on the Eastern Front") (uncredited)
 1930 So This Is Paris Green (Short)
 1929 Hot for Paris
Yola Dupre
 1929 The Love Parade
Paulette (uncredited)
 1929 Shanghai Lady
 1929 She Goes to War
 1929 House of Horror
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1928 The Awakening (uncredited)
 1928 3-Ring Marriage
 1928 Vamping Venus
 1928 Lady Be Good
 1928 The Noose
Cabaret Girl
 1927 The Valley of the Giants
 1927 The American Beauty
Telephone Girl
 1927 Smile, Brother, Smile
 1927 Hard-Boiled Haggerty
Cafe Dancer
 1927 The Tender Hour
Cabaret Girl
 1927 Orchids and Ermine
Telephone Operator
 1927 The War Horse
 1926 Have Courage (Short)
 1926 Fresh Faces (Short)
 1925 Yes, Yes, Babette (Short)
The Darling of Paris
 1925 The Dressmaker from Paris
Mannequin (uncredited)
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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Everyone said to me 'you should go to Hollywood and try the movies' so I came and started as an extra.


When she arrived in Hollywood, Gloria Swanson became her mentor.


Dark curly hair

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