STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,353 this week

Marpessa Dawn (1934–2008)


Born in Pittsburgh, Marpessa Dawn moved to England as a teenager and started acting in small roles in television; upon moving to France, she danced and sang in nightclubs while at times working as a governess before getting her big break as "Eurydice" in "Black Orpheus". Married twice, she left five children and four grandchildren at her death, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in Paris, France

Streaming Picks for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" Fans

MCU fans, here are some streaming picks to watch while you wait for the next episode of "The Falcon and the Winter Solider."

Watch the video

Unforgettable Oscars Fashion Through the Years

From the iconic to the eclectic, relive the most memorable moments from the Oscars red carpet.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 71 people
created 13 Oct 2017
 
a list of 177 people
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 2 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 307 people
created 17 Jan 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Marpessa Dawn's work have you seen?

User Polls

Photos

Known For

Black Orpheus Eurydice
(1959)
The Woman Eater Native Girl
(1958)
(1969)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (18 credits)
 1982 Les grands ducs (TV Movie)
Monica
 1974 Sweet Movie
Mama Communa
 1973 Lovely Swine
La prostituée aux jouets
 1972 Boubou cravate (Short)
 1971 Traîté du rossignol
La femme du train
 1969 Desert Crusader (TV Series)
Laïla
- Le manteau blanc (1969) ... Laïla
 1967 Salle n° 8 (TV Series)
Malou
- Episode #1.62 (1967) ... Malou
- Episode #1.61 (1967) ... Malou
- Episode #1.49 (1967) ... Malou
- Episode #1.48 (1967) ... Malou
- Episode #1.40 (1967) ... Malou
 1966 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series)
Chérie
- Chérie noire (1966) ... Chérie
 1966 Indiana (TV Movie)
Noun
 1963 Skaal (TV Movie)
 1959 Black Orpheus
Eurydice
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Felicia Chinik
- Noon on Doomsday (1958) ... Felicia Chinik
 1958 The Woman Eater
Native Girl
 1957 Élisa
La négresse
 1955 Afrique sur Seine (Short)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Play "Chérie noire" (F. Campoux) (1964)

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed