Best French Actress in a Leading Role 1930-1939

by guillaume836076 | created - 11 Aug 2011 | updated - 13 Aug 2011 | Public

The seven best performances of actresses French or foreign, by year (1930-1939), who played in films mainly French. Some films are foreign productions shot in French with French actress and French, but with major foreign actress original

1. Louise Brooks

Actress | Die Büchse der Pandora

Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White's Scandals ...

1930 Prix de Beauté d'Augusto Genina

2. Lilian Harvey

Actress | Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Lilian Harvey was born on January 19th, 1906 in London. Her mother was English and her father was German. When she was eight her family moved to Berlin shortly before the outbreak of WW1. She spent much of the war at school in Switzerland where she broadened her knowledge of languages and classical...

1930 Les Chemins du Paradis de Wilhelm Thiele

3. Pola Illéry

Actress | Le tigre du Bengale

Pola Illéry was an exotic silent film star in France and Romania during the 1920s and made a modest transition to sound films in the 1930s. She was known for portraying sexually liberated women and was considered the most glamorous film star in Romania. After she left films feeling she achieved her...

1930 Sous les toits de Paris de René Clair

4. Sandra Milovanoff

Actress | Les misérables

Sandra Milovanoff was born on June 23, 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Alexandrine Milowanoff. She was an actress, known for Barricade (Les Miserables Part II) (1925), The Two Girls (1921) and Mauprat (1926). She was married to Joseph Mejinsky, Maurice de Moolek and Nikitin. She died on ...

1930 Dans la nuit de Charles Vanel

5. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1930 Accusée, levez-vous! de Maurice Tourneur

6. Dita Parlo

Actress | La grande illusion

Dita Parlo was born on September 4, 1908 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Grethe Gerda Kornstädt. She was an actress, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Melody of the Heart (1929) and Tropennächte (1931). She was married to Frank Guetal. She died on December 12, 1971 in Courbevoie, ...

1930 Au bonheur des dames de Julien Duvivier

7. Nadia Sibirskaïa

Actress | Sapho

Nadia Sibirskaïa was born on September 11, 1901 in Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine, France as Germaine Marie Josèphe Lebas. She was an actress, known for Sapho (1934), Ménilmontant (1926) and Les vagabonds magnifiques (1931). She was married to Dimitri Kirsanoff. She died on July 14, 1980 in Dinard, ...

1930 La Petite Lise de Jean Grémillon Best French Actress 1930

8. Annabella

Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine

At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...

1931 Le Million de René Clair

9. Orane Demazis

Actress | Marius

Orane Demazis was born on September 4, 1894 in Oran, Oran, France as Henriette Marie-Louise Burgart. She was an actress, known for Marius (1931), Angele (1934) and Fanny (1932). She died on December 25, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

1931 Marius d'Alexander Korda

10. Huguette Duflos

Actress | Les mystères de Paris

Huguette Duflos was born on August 24, 1887 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France as Hermance Joséphine Meurs. She was an actress, known for Mysteries of Paris (1922), L'homme à l'Hispano (1926) and Le procès de Mary Dugan (1931). She was married to Raphaël Duflos. She died on ...

1931 Le Mystère de la chambre jaune et Le Parfum de la dame en noir de Marcel L'Herbier

11. Florelle

Actress | Liliom

Florelle was born on August 9, 1898 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France as Odette Elisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), L'opéra de quat'sous (1931) and La dame de chez Maxim's (1933). She was married to Marcel Foucret. She died on September 28, ...

1931 L'Opéra de Quat'sous de Georg Wilhelm Pabst

12. Lilian Harvey

Actress | Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Lilian Harvey was born on January 19th, 1906 in London. Her mother was English and her father was German. When she was eight her family moved to Berlin shortly before the outbreak of WW1. She spent much of the war at school in Switzerland where she broadened her knowledge of languages and classical...

1931 Le Congrès s'amuse d'Erik Charell

13. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1931 Faubourg Montmartre de Raymond Bernard Best French Actress 1931

14. Madeleine Renaud

Actress | Remorques

Madeleine Renaud was born on February 21, 1900 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Lucie Madeleine Renaud. She was an actress, known for Remorques (1941), The Longest Day (1962) and Hélène (1936). She was married to Jean-Louis Barrault and Charles Granval. She died on September 23, ...

1931 Jean de la lune de Jean Choux

15. Annabella

Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine

At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...

1932 Marie, légende hongroise de Pal Féjös Best French Actress 1932

16. Marcelle Chantal

Actress | Fantômas contre Fantômas

Marcelle Chantal was born on February 9, 1901 in Paris, France as Marcelle Jenny Chantal Pannier. She was an actress, known for Fantomas Against Fantomas (1949), The Queen's Necklace (1929) and Young Girls in Trouble (1939). She died on March 11, 1960 in Paris.

1932 Au nom de la loi de Maurice Tourneur

17. Orane Demazis

Actress | Marius

Orane Demazis was born on September 4, 1894 in Oran, Oran, France as Henriette Marie-Louise Burgart. She was an actress, known for Marius (1931), Angele (1934) and Fanny (1932). She died on December 25, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

1932 Fanny de Marc Allégret

18. Tania Fédor

Actress | Le petit café

Tania Fédor was born on November 3, 1905 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco as Tatiana d'Ermter. She was an actress, known for Le petit café (1931), La tour de Nesle (1937) and The Queen and the Cardinal (1935). She died on December 1, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1932 Fantômas de Pal Féjös

19. Florelle

Actress | Liliom

Florelle was born on August 9, 1898 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France as Odette Elisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), L'opéra de quat'sous (1931) and La dame de chez Maxim's (1933). She was married to Marcel Foucret. She died on September 28, ...

1932 Tumultes de Robert Siodmak

20. Brigitte Helm

Actress | Metropolis

After her role in Metropolis (1927) she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was An Ideal Spouse (1935) (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.

1932 L'Atlantide de Georg Wilhelm Pabst

21. Käthe von Nagy

Actress | Ich bei Tag und du bei Nacht

Käthe von Nagy wanted to get married at the age of 16, therefore, her parents put her in the Santa Chrisitana Convent, near Vienna. After that, she worked in her father's office and besides started to secretly write short stories for newspapers. In Budapest, she studied acting, dancing and singing,...

1932 A moi le jour, à toi la nuit de Ludwig Berger

22. Annabella

Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine

At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...

1933 Quatorze juillet de René Clair

23. Florelle

Actress | Liliom

Florelle was born on August 9, 1898 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France as Odette Elisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), L'opéra de quat'sous (1931) and La dame de chez Maxim's (1933). She was married to Marcel Foucret. She died on September 28, ...

1933 La Dame de chez Maxim's d'Alexander Korda

24. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1933 Le Maître de forges de Fernand Rivers et Abel Gance

25. Line Noro

Actress | L'assommoir

Line Noro was born on February 22, 1900 in Houdelaincourt, Meuse, Lorraine, France as Aline Simone Noro. She was an actress, known for L'assommoir (1933), I Accuse (1938) and It Happened at the Inn (1943). She died on November 4, 1985 in Paris, France.

1933 Mater Dolorosa d'Abel Gance

26. Madeleine Ozeray

Actress | Liliom

Madeleine Ozeray was born on September 13, 1908 in Bouillon-sur-Semois, Belgium as Magdeleine Marie Catherine Elisabeth Ozeray. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), Le père Chopin (1945) and Court Waltzes (1933). She died on March 29, 1989 in Paris, France.

1933 Dans les rues de Victor Trivas

27. Madeleine Renaud

Actress | Remorques

Madeleine Renaud was born on February 21, 1900 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Lucie Madeleine Renaud. She was an actress, known for Remorques (1941), The Longest Day (1962) and Hélène (1936). She was married to Jean-Louis Barrault and Charles Granval. She died on September 23, ...

1933 La Maternelle de Jean-Benoit Lévy Best French Actress 1933

28. Valentine Tessier

Actress | Lucrèce Borgia

Valentine Tessier was born on August 5, 1892 in Paris, France as Valentine Anne Tessier. She was an actress, known for Lucretia Borgia (1953), The Queen and the Cardinal (1935) and Madame Bovary (1934). She died on August 11, 1981 in Vallauris, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1933 Madame Bovary de Jean Renoir

29. Annabella

Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine

At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...

1934 Gardez le sourire de Pal Féjös

30. Marie Bell

Actress | La garçonne

Marie Bell was born on December 23, 1900 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey. She was an actress, known for The Tomboy (1936), Madame Récamier (1928) and Phèdre (1968). She was married to Jean Chevrier. She died on August 14, 1985 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

1934 Le Grand jeu de Jacques Feyder Best French Actress 1934

31. Orane Demazis

Actress | Marius

Orane Demazis was born on September 4, 1894 in Oran, Oran, France as Henriette Marie-Louise Burgart. She was an actress, known for Marius (1931), Angele (1934) and Fanny (1932). She died on December 25, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

1934 Angèle de Marcel Pagnol

32. Madeleine Ozeray

Actress | Liliom

Madeleine Ozeray was born on September 13, 1908 in Bouillon-sur-Semois, Belgium as Magdeleine Marie Catherine Elisabeth Ozeray. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), Le père Chopin (1945) and Court Waltzes (1933). She died on March 29, 1989 in Paris, France.

1934 Liliom de Fritz Lang

33. Dita Parlo

Actress | La grande illusion

Dita Parlo was born on September 4, 1908 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Grethe Gerda Kornstädt. She was an actress, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Melody of the Heart (1929) and Tropennächte (1931). She was married to Frank Guetal. She died on December 12, 1971 in Courbevoie, ...

1934 Rapt de Dimitri Kirsanoff

34. Madeleine Renaud

Actress | Remorques

Madeleine Renaud was born on February 21, 1900 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Lucie Madeleine Renaud. She was an actress, known for Remorques (1941), The Longest Day (1962) and Hélène (1936). She was married to Jean-Louis Barrault and Charles Granval. She died on September 23, ...

1934 Maria Chapdelaine de Julien Duvivier

35. Magda Schneider

Actress | Sissi

Magda Schneider was born on 17 May 1909 in Augsburg, Germany and a singer, stage and film actress. After her graduation at a monastery school, she studied stenography and office management at a business school, but also attended ballet lessons and art courses at the Augsburg School of Music. Six ...

1934 Libelei (Une histoire d'amour) de Max Ophüls

36. Annabella

Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine

At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...

1935 La Bandéra de Julien Duvivier

37. Simone Berriau

Actress | La tendre ennemie

Simone Berriau was born on July 21, 1896 in Touques, Calvados, France as Simone Blanche Eugénie Bossis. She was an actress and producer, known for La tendre ennemie (1936), À nous deux, madame la vie (1937) and Ciboulette (1933). She was married to Yves Mirande. She died on February 26, 1984...

1935 Divine de Max Ophüls

38. Jeanne Boitel

Actress | Remontons les Champs-Élysées

Jeanne Boitel was born on January 4, 1904 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Jeanne Marie Andrée Boitel. She was an actress, known for Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées (1938), Chotard and Company (1933) and If Paris Were Told to Us (1956). She was married to Jacques Jaujard. She died on...

1935 Remous d'Edmond T. Gréville

39. Florelle

Actress | Liliom

Florelle was born on August 9, 1898 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France as Odette Elisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), L'opéra de quat'sous (1931) and La dame de chez Maxim's (1933). She was married to Marcel Foucret. She died on September 28, ...

1935 Amants et voleurs de Raymond Bernard

40. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1935 Le Bonheur de Marcel L'Herbier

41. Françoise Rosay

Actress | La kermesse héroïque

Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and Johnny Frenchman (1945). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, ...

1935 La Kermesse héroïque de Jacques Feyder Best French Actress 1935

1935 Pension Mimosas de Jacques Feyder

42. Marie Bell

Actress | La garçonne

Marie Bell was born on December 23, 1900 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey. She was an actress, known for The Tomboy (1936), Madame Récamier (1928) and Phèdre (1968). She was married to Jean Chevrier. She died on August 14, 1985 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

1936 La Garçonne de Jean de Limur

43. Simone Berriau

Actress | La tendre ennemie

Simone Berriau was born on July 21, 1896 in Touques, Calvados, France as Simone Blanche Eugénie Bossis. She was an actress and producer, known for La tendre ennemie (1936), À nous deux, madame la vie (1937) and Ciboulette (1933). She was married to Yves Mirande. She died on February 26, 1984...

1936 La Tendre ennemie de Max Ophüls

44. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1936 Mayerling d'Anatole Litvak Best French Actress 1936

45. Orane Demazis

Actress | Marius

Orane Demazis was born on September 4, 1894 in Oran, Oran, France as Henriette Marie-Louise Burgart. She was an actress, known for Marius (1931), Angele (1934) and Fanny (1932). She died on December 25, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

1936 César de Marcel Pagnol

46. Florelle

Actress | Liliom

Florelle was born on August 9, 1898 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France as Odette Elisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), L'opéra de quat'sous (1931) and La dame de chez Maxim's (1933). She was married to Marcel Foucret. She died on September 28, ...

1936 Le Crime de Monsieur Lange de Jean Renoir

47. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1936 Samson de Maurice Tourneur

48. Françoise Rosay

Actress | La kermesse héroïque

Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and Johnny Frenchman (1945). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, ...

1936 Jenny de Marcel Carné

49. Mireille Balin

Actress | Don Quichotte

Mireille Balin was one the most glamorous and best loved actresses of pre-war French cinema. She appeared in two of the best remembered French films of the 1930s: Pépé le Moko (1937) and Lady Killer (1937), both opposite Jean Gabin. After the German occupation of France and her ...

1937 Gueule d'amour de Jean Grémillon

50. Marie Bell

Actress | La garçonne

Marie Bell was born on December 23, 1900 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey. She was an actress, known for The Tomboy (1936), Madame Récamier (1928) and Phèdre (1968). She was married to Jean Chevrier. She died on August 14, 1985 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

1937 Un carnet de bal de Julien Duvivier

51. Orane Demazis

Actress | Marius

Orane Demazis was born on September 4, 1894 in Oran, Oran, France as Henriette Marie-Louise Burgart. She was an actress, known for Marius (1931), Angele (1934) and Fanny (1932). She died on December 25, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

1937 Regain de Marcel Pagnol Best French Actress 1937

52. Isa Miranda

Actress | Le mura di Malapaga

Isa Miranda was one of the most significant actresses in Europe from the 1930s-'50s. Her remarkable talent expressed itself both in cinema and theater. She reached international popularity in the 1930s, especially in France, Germany and Austria, and became the only international movie star produced...

1937 L'Homme de nulle part de Pierre Chenal

53. Madeleine Ozeray

Actress | Liliom

Madeleine Ozeray was born on September 13, 1908 in Bouillon-sur-Semois, Belgium as Magdeleine Marie Catherine Elisabeth Ozeray. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), Le père Chopin (1945) and Court Waltzes (1933). She died on March 29, 1989 in Paris, France.

1937 Le Coupable de Raymond Bernard

54. Dita Parlo

Actress | La grande illusion

Dita Parlo was born on September 4, 1908 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Grethe Gerda Kornstädt. She was an actress, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Melody of the Heart (1929) and Tropennächte (1931). She was married to Frank Guetal. She died on December 12, 1971 in Courbevoie, ...

1937 Mademoiselle Docteur de Georg Wilhelm Pabst

55. Elvire Popesco

Actress | La maison d'en face

From 1923 when she played the lead in Louis Verneuil's "Ma cousine de Varsovie" to 1978 when she played again (and for the last time) "La Mamma", written specially for her by André Roussin, Elvire Popesco (born near Bucharest in 1894) was the undisputed queen of "Théâtre de Boulevard" (light ...

1937 L'Habit vert de Roger Richebé

56. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

1938 Retour à l'aube de Henri Decoin

57. Annie Ducaux

Actress | Rendez-vous à Paris

Annie Ducaux was born on September 10, 1908 in Besançon, Doubs, France as Anne Marie Catherine Ducaux. She was an actress, known for Rendezvous in Paris (1947), Night in May (1934) and Le chevalier de Maison Rouge (1963). She died on December 31, 1996 in Champeaux, Seine-et-Marne, France.

1938 Prison sans barreaux de Léonide Moguy

58. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1938 Le Quai des brumes de Marcel Carné

59. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1938 Quadrille de Sacha Guitry

60. Viviane Romance

Actress | L'affaire du collier de la reine

Strikingly beautiful French leading lady (Miss Paris of 1930) who first appeared on stage at the age of 13 at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, then did some modelling work and a year later joined the chorus line of the Moulin Rouge. She also performed the 'can-can' at the legendary Parisian nightclub ...

1938 La Maison du Maltais de Pierre Chenal

61. Françoise Rosay

Actress | La kermesse héroïque

Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and Johnny Frenchman (1945). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, ...

1938 Les Gens du voyage de Jacques Feyder

62. Simone Simon

Actress | Cat People

Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...

1938 La Bête humaine de Jean Renoir Best French Actress 1938

63. Arletty

Actress | Les enfants du paradis

Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having ...

1939 Circonstances atténuantes de Jean Boyer

64. Corinne Luchaire

Actress | Prison Without Bars

Corinne Luchaire was born on February 11, 1921 in Paris, France as Rosita Christiane Yvette Luchaire. She was an actress, known for Prison Without Bars (1938), The Last Turning (1939) and Abbandono (1940). She was married to Guy de Voisins-Lavernière. She died on January 22, 1950 in Paris.

1939 Le Dernier tournant de Pierre Chenal Best French Actress 1939

65. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1939 Le Récif de corail de Maurice Gleize

66. Gaby Morlay

Actress | Gigi

Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Quadrille (1938). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1939 Entente cordiale de Marcel L'Herbier

67. Madeleine Ozeray

Actress | Liliom

Madeleine Ozeray was born on September 13, 1908 in Bouillon-sur-Semois, Belgium as Magdeleine Marie Catherine Elisabeth Ozeray. She was an actress, known for Liliom (1934), Le père Chopin (1945) and Court Waltzes (1933). She died on March 29, 1989 in Paris, France.

1939 La Fin du jour de Julien Duvivier

68. Viviane Romance

Actress | L'affaire du collier de la reine

Strikingly beautiful French leading lady (Miss Paris of 1930) who first appeared on stage at the age of 13 at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, then did some modelling work and a year later joined the chorus line of the Moulin Rouge. She also performed the 'can-can' at the legendary Parisian nightclub ...

1939 La Tradition de minuit de Roger Richebé

69. Annie Vernay

Actress | La principessa Tarakanova

Annie Vernay was born on November 21, 1921 in Genève-Plainpalais, Switzerland as Annie Martine Jacqueline Vermeersch. She was an actress, known for Betrayal (1938), The Mayor's Dilemma (1939) and Chantons quand même (1940). She died on August 15, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1939 Les Otages de Raymond Bernard



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