Monday, January 9, 2012

Who Are Those Gals? Jeannette Batti

Born Henriette Eugénie Genot on September 6, 1921 in Marseille, France. As Jeannette Batti she began appearing in films in 1945 and made more than 35 movies until her retirement in 1983. Two of her best known films were “Le Père Noël est une ordure” with Bourvil and Jean Gabin and the musical “Trois de la Canebière” (both 1956). Jeannette would go on to appear in four TV series and several TV movies between 1968 and 1983. Batti also appeared on stage in operettas and plays. She met actor singer Henri Genes in 1948 and they were soon married. They appeared together many times in film and theater. Jeanette appeared in one Euro-western as Mrs. Bridleford in “River Pirates of the Mississippi” (1963) with Brad Harris and Horst Frank, here she was credited as Jeannette Batty. Jeannette Batti passed away on February 10, 2011 in Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris, France.

BATTI, Jeannette (aka Janette Batti, Jeannette Batti, Jeanette Batty) (Henriette Eugénie Genot) [9/6/1921, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France - 2/10/2011, Courbevoie, Île de France, France] - married to actor, singer Henri Génès [1919-2005] (1948-2005).
River Pirates of the Mississippi - 1963 (Mrs. Bridleford) [as Jeannette Batty]


  1. The movie in which Jeannette Batti co-starred
    with Jean Gabin and Bourvil was "La Traversée
    de Paris" (released in UK as "Pig Across Paris"
    and in the USA as "Four Bags Full" (Claude
    Autant-Lara, 1956). She also played in "Le Père
    Noël est une Ordure" (Jean-Marie Poiré, 1982)

  2. Thanks for the additional information Philippe.