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Catherine Hessling (1900–1979)


Catherine Hessling was born on June 22, 1900 in Moronvilliers, Marne, France as Andrée Madeleine Heuschling Hessling. She was an actress, known for Nana (1926), Little Red Riding Hood (1930) and Whirlpool of Fate (1925). She was married to Jean Renoir. She died on September 28, 1979 in La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Nana Nana
(1926)
Little Red Riding Hood Le petit Chaperon rouge
(1930)
Whirlpool of Fate Virginia Rosaert
(1925)
Backbiters Catherine Férand
(1927)

Filmography

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 1935 Crime and Punishment
Elisabeth
 1933 High and Low
Mademoiselle Paula
 1930 The Pursuit of Happiness (Short)
Catherine
 1930 Little Red Riding Hood
Le petit Chaperon rouge
 1928 Yvette
Yvette
 1928 The Sad Sack
L'institutrice (uncredited)
 1928 The Little Match Girl (Short)
Karen
 1927 En rade
 1927 La p'tite Lili (Short)
 1927 Backbiters
Catherine Férand
 1927 Charleston Parade (Short)
Parisian Savage
 1926 Nana
Nana
 1925 Whirlpool of Fate
Virginia Rosaert
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 2017 Quand Jean devint Renoir (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 1979 Encyclopédie audiovisuelle du cinéma (TV Series documentary)
Self
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Spouse:

Jean Renoir  (divorced)  (1 child)
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Attractive brunette with bee-stung lips, who started as a model for the painter Auguste Renoir (1917-19) in Provence. Married his son Jean in 1920 and acted in some of his films, and in several others directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Her acting style was not unlike that of Charles Chaplin and she became known as the 'female Charlot'. After her separation from Renoir in 1930, she turned to dancing ... See more »

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