Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux

Highest Rated: 100% 5 Fingers (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

Birthday: May 1, 1917

Birthplace: Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France

French actress Danielle Darrieux studied the cello at the Paris Conservatory, but the direction her life took was more towards acting than music. Danielle made an impressive film debut as a headstrong teenager in La Bal (1931), but didn't crack the consciousness of international filmmakers until her heartrending portrayal of the doomed Baroness Marie Vetsera in Mayerling (1937). The success of this film led to Danielle's American contract with Universal pictures; studio executive Joe Pasternak cannily concocted what film critic Leonard Maltin has labelled a "winsome" image for the actress in her first US film, The Rage of Paris (1938). Electing to return to France after her American debut, Danielle found herself working under the scrutiny of the new Nazi regime. She made the best of things, continuing to star in films and entertaining the occupation troops as a singer. Unfortunately, this latter activity caused Ms. Darrieux to be labelled a collaborator by the French underground, which at one point targetted the actress for execution. After the war, there were some awkward moments for Danielle, but the death sentence was allowed to lapse. She returned briefly to the US in the early '50s, appearing as a French chanteuse in Rich, Young and Pretty (1950) and as James Mason's duplicitous lady friend in Five Fingers (1952). Most fans feel that Danielle did her best work in the latter part of her career, notably in director Max Ophuls' Madame De... (1953) and Jacques Demy's Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). The actress sang in concerts and cabarets in the '60s, and in 1970 replaced Katharine Hepburn the Broadway musical Coco. In the '80s, Danielle Darrieux scored a significant success in a Paris staging of the film musical Gigi, playing the role originated in the 1985 film by Hermione Gingold.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Le dimanche de la vie (The Sunday of Life) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Katia Actor 2014
No Score Yet Les lions sont lâchés (The Lions Are Loose) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Adorables créatures (Adorable Creatures) Actor 2013
No Score Yet La Crise Est Finie Actor 2013
No Score Yet Les yeux de l'amour (Eyes of Love) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Marie-Octobre Actor 2012
No Score Yet Bethsabée Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le septième ciel (Seventh Heaven) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le Bon Dieu Sans Confession Actor 2012
No Score Yet Battement de coeur (Beating Heart) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Mozart (Meet Miss Mozart) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Jean De La Lune Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le Jour Des Rois Actor 2012
No Score Yet La vérité sur Bébé Donge (The Truth About Bebe Donge) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Bonnes à tuer (One Step to Eternity) Actor 2012
No Score Yet La fausse maîtresse (Twisted Mistress) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Pièce montée (The Wedding Cake) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Le désordre et la nuit (The Night Affair) Actor 2010
No Score Yet L'Heure zéro, (Towards Zero) Camilla Tresillian 2008
No Score Yet Heure Zero Actor 2008
96% Persepolis Marjane's Grandmother $4.5M 2007
No Score Yet Nouvelle chance Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons Aunt Rosemonde 2004
No Score Yet I've Been Waiting So Long (Une Vie À T'attendre) Actor 2004
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Mamy 2002
No Score Yet Tomorrow's Another Day Actor 2001
No Score Yet Ça ira mieux demain Actor 2000
64% A Chef in Love (Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti) Actor 1996
No Score Yet L'Univers de Jacques Demy (The Universe of Jacques Demy)(The World of Jacques Demy) Actor 1993
No Score Yet Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (Les demoiselles ont eu vingt cinq ans)(The Young Girls Turn 25) Actor 1992
No Score Yet Quelques jours avec moi (A Few Days with Me) Madame Pasquier 1988
No Score Yet Le Lieu du crime (Scene of the Crime) The Grandmother 1986
No Score Yet En haut des marches (At the Top of the Stairs) Fracoise Canavaggia 1983
No Score Yet A Room in Town (Une Chambre en Ville) Margot Langlois 1982
No Score Yet Le cavaleur Suzanne Taylor 1979
No Score Yet Holy Year Christina 1976
No Score Yet Divine Marion 1975
98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) Yvonne Garnier 1968
No Score Yet Birds in Peru (Les Oiseaux Vont Mourir Au Peru) Fernande 1968
No Score Yet Patate Edith Rollo 1965
No Score Yet Bluebeard (Landru) Berthe Heon 1963
No Score Yet The Devil and the Ten Commandments Clarisse Ardant 1962
No Score Yet Loss of Innocence Madame Zisi 1961
No Score Yet Murder at 45 R.P.M. Eve Faugeres 1959
No Score Yet La vie à deux Monique 1958
No Score Yet Pot Bouille Caroline Hédouin 1957
0% Alexander the Great Olympias 1956
No Score Yet Si Paris nous était conté (If Paris Were Told to Us) Agnes Sorel 1956
No Score Yet Napoleon Eleonore Denuelle 1955
No Score Yet Lady Chatterley's Lover Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Red and the Black Mme de Renal 1954
97% The Earrings of Madame De... (Madame de...) Comtesse Louise de 1954
89% Le Plaisir (House of Pleasure) Rosa [The House Of Madame Tellier] 1954
No Score Yet Escalier de service (Service Entrance) Noelle 1954
100% 5 Fingers Countess Anna Staviska 1952
No Score Yet Rich, Young and Pretty Marie Devarone 1952
No Score Yet Occupe-toi d'Amélie! (Keep an Eye on Amelia)(Oh Amelia!) Amelie 1951
100% La Ronde Emma Breitkopf 1950
No Score Yet Ruy Blas Queen 1948
No Score Yet Au petit bonheur (Happy Go Lucky) Actor 1946
No Score Yet Caprices Actor 1942
No Score Yet Premier rendez-vous (Her First Affair) Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Nicole de Cortillon 1938
No Score Yet Mayerling Marie Vetsera 1936
No Score Yet Club Des Femmes Claire 1936
No Score Yet Tarass Boulba Actor 1936
No Score Yet Mauvaise Graine Jeanette 1934


Marjane (Child) (French Version) says: Every morning she would put fresh jasmine flowers in her bra. When she was taking it off, the flowers would fall from her breasts. It was magical. How do you manage to have such round breasts at your age?

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: Everyday I put them for 10 minutes in bowl of icy cold water.

Marjane (Child) (French Version) says: I'll miss you.

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid.

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: Fear is what makes us lose our conscience.

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: The first marriage is practice for the second.

Marjane's Grandmother (French and English Version) says: Fear lulls our minds to sleep.