Marie Laforêt (1939–2019)


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As an actress she came to prominence in the 60s nouvelle vague. As a chanteuse she was noted for her beautifully emotional, melancholy voice and went on to sell more than 35 million albums. Marie Laforet was born Maïtena Doumenach in the seaside resort of Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde region of Acquitane. After being raped by a neighbour at the ... See full bio »

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Purple Noon Marge Duval
(1960)
Male Hunt Gisèle
(1964)

Filmography

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 2008 God's Offices
Martine
 1998 Jeudi 12 (TV Movie)
Françoise Gamelin
 1998 Villa vanille (TV Movie)
Pronia
 1997 Il deserto di fuoco (TV Mini Series)
Rahma
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Rahma (as Marie Laforet)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Rahma (as Marie Laforet)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Rahma (as Marie Laforet)
 1997 Love, Math and Sex
Pétra la vérité / Theatre Actress in red dress
 1997 Héroïnes
Sylvie
 1996 Tykho Moon
Eva
 1996 L'histoire du samedi (TV Series)
Françoise
- Chienne de vie (1996) ... Françoise
 1995 Adrien Lesage (TV Series)
La comtesse de Pontigny
- Ma fille est impossible (1995) ... La comtesse de Pontigny
 1995 Dis-moi oui...
Mme Villiers
 1995 Ainsi soient-elles
Mère de Marie
 1994 A che punto è la notte (TV Movie)
Chantal (Poiret) Guidi
 1992 Who Wants to Kill Sara?
Madre di Sara
 1992 Un cane sciolto 3 (TV Movie)
Hélène
 1990 Présumé dangereux
Thea
 1990 L'avaro
Contessa Isabella Spinosi (as Marie Laforet)
 1989 Isabella the Liar (TV Mini Series)
Elvira (1989)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Elvira (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Elvira (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Elvira (1989)
 1989 Isabella the Liar (TV Movie)
Elvira
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
Margaret March (1989)
 1988 Le loufiat (TV Mini Series)
 1987 Gramps Is a Great Guy!
Louise
 1987 Fucking Fernand
Lotte
 1987 La piovra (TV Series)
Anna Antinari
- Episode #3.5 (1987) ... Anna Antinari
- Episode #3.4 (1987) ... Anna Antinari
- Episode #3.3 (1987) ... Anna Antinari
- Episode #3.2 (1987) ... Anna Antinari
- Episode #3.1 (1987) ... Anna Antinari
 1987 Sale destin
Marthe Marboni
 1985 Le pactole
Greta Rousselet
 1984 Happy Easter
Sophie Margelle
 1984 Emmenez-moi au théâtre (TV Series)
Pauline
- Pauline ou l'écume de la mer (1984) ... Pauline
 1984 The Vultures
Hélène Laroche-Fréon
 1982 Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt!
Rose, Joeuf's wife (uncredited)
 1979 Cop or Hood
Edmonde Puget-Rostand
 1977 Take Me to the Ritz (TV Movie)
 1973 Les Maudits Rois Fainéants (TV Mini Series)
 1972 Kean: Un roi de théâtre (TV Movie)
La comtesse Elena de Kloefeld
 1972 Tom Thumb
La Reine
 1969 Det ville glæde ... (TV Movie)
 1967 Jeg er sgu' de andres (TV Movie)
Singer
 1967 Jack of Diamonds
Olga Vodkine (as Marie Laforet)
 1967 Le 13ème caprice
Fanny
 1965 Blue Panther
Marie-Chantal Froidevaux des Chatenets
 1965 The Camp Followers
Eftikia Samidatis
 1965 La redevance du fantôme (TV Movie)
Miss Diamond
 1964 Male Hunt
Gisèle
 1964 Cherchez l'idole (uncredited)
 1963 Rat Trap
Maria
 1962 Los 4 Golpes (Short)
Complice n°2
 1962 Dark Journey
Angèle
 1961 Le rouge et le noir (TV Movie)
Mathilde de La Mole
 1961 Famous Love Affairs
Mademoiselle Georges (segment "Comédiennes, Les") (segment "Les comédiennes")
 1961 Saint-Tropez Blues
Anne-Marie Brémond
 1960 Purple Noon
Marge Duval (as Marie Laforet)
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Alternate Names:

Marie Laforet

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Spouse:

Eric De Lavandeyra  (divorced) | See more »
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Trivia:

Moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1978, due to being disappointed with French culture and politics. See more »

Trademark:

Large, expressive golden-green eyes See more »

Nickname:

The Girl with Golden Eyes

Star Sign:

Libra

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