Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Who Are Those Gals? - Stéphane Audran

Colette Suzanne Dacheville was born on November 2, 1932 in Versailles, France. Known as Stéphane Audran to film fans since the mid-'50s she was the daughter of a doctor. She first appeared on stage and in a short film by Eric Rohmer. Her first film was in 1957's “La bonne tisane” directed by Herve Bromberger. She then met director Claude Chabrol and appeared in his 1959 film “Les Cousins”. She's continued to appear in Chabrol's films ever since. Chabrol helped shape the onscreen persona of Audran as that of a cooly elegant middle-class Frenchwoman. Bringing a combination of old-fashined movie star glamour and detached sophistication bolstered by a strong acting technique. This can be seen in her only Euro-western portrayal as the widow in “Eagles Wing” (1979). Stéphane has appeared in the Academy Award winning films “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” (1972) and “Babette;s Feast” (1988). She won a best actress award at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in 1966's “Les Biches”, a French César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in “Violette Nozière” (1978) and the British Film Academy Award for “Just Before Nightfall” (1975). Audran was first married to actor Jean-Louis Trintignant [1930- ] in the early 1960s and then married director Claude Chabrol [1930- ] from 1964-1980. The couple had a son, actor Thomas Chabrol born in 1963.

AUDRAN, Stéphane (Colette Suzanne Dacheville) [11/2/1932, Versailles, Yvelines, France - ] – TV actress, married to director Claude Chabrol [1930- ] (1964-1980), actor Jean-Louis Trintignant [1930- ] (196?-19??), mother of actor Thomas Chabrol [1963- ].
Eagle’s Wing – 1979 (widow)

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