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Delphine Seyrig (1932–1990)


Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of Rousseau's theories, a female sailing pioneer and... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1973)
Stolen Kisses Fabienne Tabard
(1968)
(1963)

Filmography

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 1989 Sentiments (TV Series)
Hedwina
- Une saison de feuilles (1989) ... Hedwina
 1989 Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia
Lady Windermere
 1988 La bête dans la jungle (TV Movie)
Catherine Bertram
 1986 Letters Home
Aurelia Plath
 1986 Les étonnements d'un couple moderne (TV Movie)
Marie-Claude Poitevin
 1986 Golden Eighties
Jeanne Schwartz
 1986 Seven Women, Seven Sins (segment "Pride")
 1985 Grosse (Short)
 1985 Sarah et le cri de la langouste (TV Movie)
Sarah Bernhardt
 1983 Le grain de sable
Solange
 1981 Freak Orlando
Helena Müller, als Lebensbaumgöttin, Kaufhausonsängerin, Mutter der Wundergeburt....
 1981 Documenteur
Delphine (voice)
 1981 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
The Lady
 1981 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
La mère
- Le petit Pommier (1981) ... La mère
 1980 Le chemin perdu
Mathilde Schwarz
 1979 Útközben
Barbara
 1977 Faces of Love
Julie
 1977 Je t'aime, tu danses
Actress narrating The Three Little Pigs
 1977 Baxter, Vera Baxter
L'inconnue
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Marie de Vionnet
- The Ambassadors (1977) ... Marie de Vionnet
 1976 Scum Manifesto (Short)
 1976 Caro Michele
Adriana Vivanti
 1976 Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert
Anne-Marie Stretter
 1975 India Song
Anne-Marie Stretter
 1975 Le jardin qui bascule
Kate
 1975 Der letzte Schrei
Simone
 1975 Aloïse
Aloïse adulte
 1974 La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance (TV Movie)
Elisabeth Bergner
 1974 Le cri du coeur
Mme Bunkermann
 1974 Dites-le avec des fleurs
Françoise Berger, la mère
 1974 The Black Windmill
Ceil Burrows
 1973/II A Doll's House
Kristine
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
Colette
 1973 Le journal d'un suicidé
L'interprète
 1972 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Simone Thévenot
 1971 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
Elmire
 1971 Daughters of Darkness
Countess Bathory
 1970 Donkey Skin
La fée des Lilas
 1970 Le lys dans la vallée (TV Movie)
Mme de Mortsauf
 1969 The Milky Way
La prostituée / The Prostitute
 1968 Stolen Kisses
Fabienne Tabard
 1968 Mr. Freedom
Marie-Madeleine
 1968 L'écume des jours
Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1967 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Hedda Gabler
 1967 The Music
Elle
 1967 Accident
Francesca
 1966 Comédie (Short)
La maîtresse (F 2)
 1966 Un mois à la campagne (TV Movie)
Natalia Petrovna
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Une journaliste
 1965 Qui donc a rêvé? (Short)
Alice
 1963 Le troisième concerto (TV Movie)
Catherine Miller
 1963 Muriel, or the Time of Return
Hélène Aughain
 1961 Last Year at Marienbad
A - la femme brune
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Michele Martin
- The Bavarian Wedding Chest (1960) ... Michele Martin
- Crime of Passion (1960) ... Michele Martin
- For Pete's Sake (1960) ... Michele Martin
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
Milo's wife (as Beltiane)
 1954-1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Betty Durham / Margaret Martini
- The Case of the Singing Violin (1955) ... Betty Durham
- The Mother Hubbard Case (1954) ... Margaret Martini
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1974: Provided her own dubbing in the French post-synchronized version of Don Siegel's 'The Black Windmill' (Contre une poignée de diamants).

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Beltiane

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

In the case of [Samuel] Beckett and [Marguerite] Duras, writing is really staging within oneself, and then comes in the imagery. In the context of my work with Sam Beckett, I was strongly affected: I didn't achieve everything I would have wished; I don't have the feeling of having reached the outer limit of everything he might have expected of me. That gives me the feeling of wanting to try again... See more »

Trivia:

She's buried at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. When he was director of the "Théâtre Montparnasse", Gaston Baty had one door opened on the wall that separates the theatre from the cemetery, so that he could easily visit the tomb of 19th century stage legend Marie Dorval, whom he worshiped. Being familiar with this anecdote, Delphine chose to be buried against the wall of the cemetery. See more »

Trademark:

Normally played provocative, strong-willed women See more »

Nickname:

The Royal Voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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