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Stéphane Audran (1932 - )
Related: actress - Claude Chabrol (once married to) - French cinema
Stéphane Audran, Jacqueline Sassard in Les Biches
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Stéphane Audran in
The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972) - Luis Buñuel [Amazon.com]
Stéphane Audran (b. 1932) is a French actress, known for her performances in Oscar winning movies like The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and Babette's Feast (1987) and in critically acclaimed movies like The Big Red One (1980) and Violette Nozière (1978).
Audran was born Collette Suzanne Dacheville in Versailles, Yvelines, France, on November 2, 1932. She married French director and screenwriter Claude Chabrol in 1964, after a short marriage to the French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. Audran's first role was in Chabrol's acclaimed film Les Cousins (1959). She has since then appeared in most of Chabrol's films. Some of the more noteworthy Chabrol films she appeared in are La Femme Infidèle (1968), Les Biches (1968) as a rich lesbian who becomes involved in a ménage à trois (she first gained notice in this), Le Boucher (1970) as a school teacher who falls in love with a murdering butcher, Juste Avant La Nuit (1971), and Violette Nozière (1978).
She has also appeared in the movies of Eric Rohmer (Signe du Lion), Jean Delannoy (La Peau de Torpedo), Gabriel Axel (Babette's Feast, as the mysterious cook, Babette), Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de Torchon, as the wife of the cop turned serial killer, Lucien Cordier) and Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One). The most celebrated of her non-Chabrol films was Luis Buñuel's Oscar-winning The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) as Alice Senechal. Active in English-language productions, Audran has appeared in American bombs like The Black Bird (1975), and in TV movies like Brideshead Revisited (1982), Mistral's Daughter (1984) and The Sun Also Rises (1984).
Audran won a France's César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Violette Nozière and British Film Academy award for Just Before Nightfall (1975). She divorced Chabrol in 1980. They had one child, named Thomas Chabrol, while together. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephane_Audran [May 2005]
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