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Danielle Darrieux in La Fausse maîtresse, film by André Cayatte, 1942

French iconic actress and singer Danielle Darrieux has passed away on October 18, 2017. She has appeared in more than 110 films since 1931, both in France and abroad. She is known for having played in the film by Terence Young: 'Mayerling' or for her supporting role in Jacques Demy's musical The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort).

She worked with and for the greatest actors and directors: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Albert Préjean, Billy Wilder, Jean Marais, Claude Autant-Lara, Jean Rochefort, Fernandel, Pierre Brasseur, etc.

She received several awards (César in France, Silver Bear in Berlin, etc) and his peers keep paying her homage through retrospectives retracing her career.

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Very first steps

Danielle Darrieux's very first steps as an actress when she was 14 in the film 'Le Bal'. And other films from the 1930s.

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The most beautiful portraits of the actress from the 1930s until nowadays.

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Danielle Darrieux by Georges Rétif de la Bretonne

Intimate portraits of the actress are rare. Photographer Georges Rétif de la Bretonne had the chance to meet her at home in 1954.

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