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Danielle Darrieux

Highest Rated:   100% 5 Fingers (1952)
Lowest Rated:   0% Alexander the Great (1956)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Katia
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Le dimanche de la vie (The Sunday of Life)
  • Actor
2014
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 Les lions sont lâchés (The Lions Are Loose)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Adorables créatures (Adorable Creatures)
  • Actor
2013
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 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 La fausse maîtresse (Twisted Mistress)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Caprices
  • 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
88% Le Plaisir (House of Pleasure)
  • Rosa [The House Of Madame Tellier]
1999
60% 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
  • Margot Langlois
1982
No Score Yet Holy Year
  • Christina
1976
No Score Yet Divine
  • Marion
1975
97% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)
  • Yvonne Garnier
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
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 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 Tarass Boulba
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Club Des Femmes
  • Claire
1936
No Score Yet Mauvaise Graine
  • Jeanette
1934

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