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Maria Falconetti (1892–1946)


Renée Jeanne or Maria Falconetti, born in Pantin (not in Sermano, Corsica, as many film dictionaries wrongly attest) on July 21, 1892 and died in Buenos Aires on December 12, 1946, is a French actress of theater and cinema. Joining the troupe of the Odeon theater in 1916, she made her debut in "l'Arlésienne", and played the heroines of ... See full bio »

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(1928)
(1917)
Le clown Actress
(1917)

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 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Jeanne d'Arc (as Melle Falconetti)
 1917 Le clown (Short) (as Renée Falconetti)
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 2014 Llamas de Nitrato (Documentary)
Herself
 2012 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series)
Jeanne d'Arc
- Unfaithfully Yours (2012) ... Jeanne d'Arc
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Artaud Double Bill")
 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Jeanne d'Arc
- End of an Era (1995) ... Jeanne d'Arc (uncredited)
- The Music of Light (1995) ... Jeanne d'Arc (uncredited)
 1983 Historia del cine: Epoca muda (Video documentary)
Jeanne d'Arc (uncredited)
 1972 Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Melle Falconetti | Renee Falconetti | Renée Falconetti

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Bought her own theatre, L'Avenue, which failed to make a profit and left her financially desolate. During the German occupation of Paris, she moved to Switzerland, and, from there, to Argentina. She earned a living by singing acting or teaching. When she attempted to make a theatrical comeback after World War II, she was heavily overweight and eventually died in Buenos Aires as the result of a ... See more »

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