Danielle Darrieux

 Danielle Darrieux

She was born May 1, 1917

Place: Bordeaux, France

Former husbands: Porfirio Rubirosa (1942 - 1947) Pierre Louis (1947), Henri Decoin (1935 /1941) director of movies

The daughter of an army doctor who died when she was seven, she was raised in Paris and was a 14-year-old cello student at the Conservatoire when her mother entered her in an audition for an adolescent role in the film Le Bal (1931) directed by Wilhelm Thiele in 1932.

1937 She traveled to Normandy. 

1933 Danielle Darrieux began her long theatrical career. 

1936 Hollywood loves her, she played a role in Mayerling of Anatole Litvak

1940 Danielle Darrieux and her husband the producer Henri Decoin presented "Coup de foudre" in Mégève but the filming had to be interrupted because of the German invasion. 

1951 Danielle Darrieux acted with Jean Gabin in La Vérité sur Bébé, directed by her former husband Henri

After a three-year break during the Occupation, she came back in 1945, appearing both on stage (in "Tristan et Isolde") and on screen (in Au petit bonheur (1945) ).

In the next three decades she found several important roles, in films like Ronde, La (1950), Madame (1953) - in which she gave her best performance, as a society lady torn between her husband and her lover  and Demoiselles de Rochefort, Les (1967).

She has also appeared on the stage and in the 60s entertained as a singer in concert and on records. In 1970, still delicate and lovely, she replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical "Coco". Afterwards, she made occasional screen and stage appearances. But she made a triumphant comeback in 2002, playing Catherine Deneuve's mother in the international hit 8 femmes (2002)