Claude Jade

Claude Jade

Highest Rated: 96% Stolen Kisses (1968)

Lowest Rated: 58% Love on the Run (1979)

Birthday: Oct 08, 1948

Birthplace: Dijon, France

The waifish yet accessible beauty of Claude Jade made her the ideal female lead for late 1960s and early 1970s French films. While playing in a stage production, she was discovered by François Truffaut, who subsequently cast her as Christine, the girlfriend of his onscreen alter ego, Antoine Doinel (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud), in the director's classic "Stolen Kisses" (1968). It was a role that Jade would reprise in the film's two sequels, 1970's "Bed and Board" and "Love on the Run" (1979). Jade and Truffaut also began a love affair that resulted in marriage, although the union was short-lived. Her career fared better, with appearances in numerous French films and, due to her excellent English, foreign productions as well. One of the more notable movies in the latter category was Alfred Hitchcock's 1969 Cold War thriller "Topaz." For the most part, though, she kept to appearances in domestic productions. Most of these were movies, with the occasional foray into TV such as the Shakespeare adaptation "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1971), in which she played the lead role of Helena, and spooky World War I fantasy "Coffin Island" (1979). The popular Jade was awarded the Chevalier de la legion d'honneur, France's highest honor, in 1998. In 2006, she passed away from complications due to eye cancer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raft of the Medusa Reine Schmaltz (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Captain's Honor Maître Valouin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 50% Teheran 43: Spy Ring Françoise (Character) - 1981
58% 70% Love on the Run Christine Doinel (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Sweet Home Mademoiselle Claire (Character) - 1973
75% 84% Bed and Board Christine Doinel (Character) - 1970
71% 36% Topaz Michèle Picard (Character) - 1969
96% 89% Stolen Kisses Christine Darbon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet List of Merite Unknown (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1990

QUOTES FROM Claude Jade CHARACTERS

Antoine Doinel says: You are my sister, my daughter, my mother...

Christine says: I'd have liked to be your wife, too.

Christine says: What's that?

Antoine Doinel says: A library staircase. l've always wanted one.

Christine says: We don't have a library!

Antoine Doinel says: We have to begin somewhere.