Isabelle Huppert

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Actress

Birth Date: March 16, 1953

Age: 70 years old

Birth Place: Parc Montsouris, Paris, France, EU

A cool, innocent-looking leading lady with honey-colored hair and an unflappable, world-weary gaze in her green eyes, Isabelle Huppert made her screen debut at age 16 and had appeared in over 15 films by the age of 21, demonstrating an enviable dramatic range that propelled her into international stardom. Raised as the youngest of five daughters in an affluent family, Huppert announced at age 13 her intention to be an actor. By 1971, she had played her first screen role in Nina Companeez's "Faustine et le Bel Ete." The next year, she was Romy Schneider's younger sister in "Cesar and Rosalie" and made her English-language debut in "Rosebud" (1974), directed by Otto Preminger. Her performance as a madwoman in "Aloise" (also 1974) garnered much praise at the Cannes Film Festival. Not yet 20, Huppert was considered one of France's leading thespians. Her decidedly different turn as a simple provincial heroine, a country girl ruined by a summer romance. in "The Lacemaker" (1977) won her a BAFTA award. The following year, Huppert earned the Best Actress honors at Cannes for her effective portrayal of "Violette," a 1930s French woman who casually killed her father and sensationalized France. The actress found herself in the midst of controversy in 1979 when the insistence by Michael Cimino to cast her as the female lead in "Heaven's Gate" was one of the earlier uproars between the director and the studio in what proved to be one of the biggest box office disasters in Hollywood history. In demand internationally, Huppert never wanted to abandon the film industry in her native land, and when she starred in "Story of Women" for Chabrol in 1988, it was hailed as her French "comeback," earning her some of the best reviews of her career. In 1995, she was again directed by Chabrol in "Le Ceremonie" playing a shy local postmistress in a French village. Huppert starred in "Elective affinities" (1996), which looked at couples swapping, and was a sensuous Madame Curie in "Les Palmes de M. Schutz" (1997). One of her more intriguing roles was as a former nun writing pornography in Hal Hartley's "Amateur" (1994). Huppert has not sought work on TV, but did do the voice of the mistress heard by Ted Danson in the NBC miniseries version of "Gulliver's Travels" (1996). Huppert continued to act steadily in French films for he next several years. Appearing in "La Vie moderne" (1999), "La Fausse suivante" (2000) which was based on Marivaux's play and "Les Destinees sentimentales" (2000) among many others. In 2002, she appeared in "8 Femmes" with Catherine Deneuve and also received a fair amount of attention in the U.S. press with the release of the crime thriller, "Merci pour le chocolat." Her biggest splash in the U.S. followed shortly thereafter when her film "The Piano Teacher" (2002), in which she plays a sexually alienated music instructor who embarks on a dark journey into sado-masochism with a love-struck young man, garnered rave reviews and earned her several critical awards and nominations internationally. She also had a plum role in writer-director David O. Russell's "existential comedy" "I [Heart] Huckabees" (2004) as the nemesis of a pair of existential detectives (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) who threatens to bring their confused client (Jason Schwartzman) under her sway. Her lead role in "Gabrielle" (2005) garnered another César nomination, kicking off a period of prolific activity in which she appeared in two to five films per year, including turns in Michael Haneke's "Amour" (2012), Claire Denis' "White Material" (2009), Ned Benson's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (2013), and Joachim Trier's "Louder Than Bombs" (2015). After years of almost being taken for granted as a screen icon, Huppert garnered international acclaim for her lead role in Paul Verhoeven's psychological revenge thriller "Elle" (2016), which brought the actress her first Academy Award nomination at the age of 63.

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여행자의 필요

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Movie
2024

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2023

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2022

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2022

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Costanza Sforza Colonna
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Eo

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The Countess
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2022

La syndicaliste

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Maureen Kearney
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2022

Par coeurs

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2022

La Cerisaie

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Show
2021

Les promesses

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Mayor Clemence
Movie
2021

La daronne

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Patience Portefeux
Movie
2020

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Movie
2020

Strahan & Sara

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Show
2019

Frankie

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Françoise Crémont, dit Frankie
Movie
2019

Blanche comme neige

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Maud
Movie
2019

Une jeunesse dorée

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2019

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2019

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Jacqueline
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2018
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GretaStream

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2018
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L'Île aux chiens

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l'interprète Nelson
Movie
2018

エヴァ

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2018

Happy End

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Movie
2017

Madame Hyde

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Marie Géquil / Madame Hyde
Movie
2017

Barrage

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Movie
2017

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2017

La caméra de Claire

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Claire
Movie
2017

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2017

Eva

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Eva
Movie
2017

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2016

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2016

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Movie
2016

ElleStream

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Movie
2016
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Les fausses confidences

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Araminte
Movie
2016

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Liliane Cheverny, dite Laura
Movie
2016

Tout de suite maintenant

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Solveig
Movie
2016

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Isabelle, la mère
Movie
2016

Call My Agent!Stream

Guest Star
Series
2015
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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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Talk
2015

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

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2015

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2015

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2015

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2015

Asphalte

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Jeanne Meyer
Movie
2015

Sternstunde Kunst

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Show
2014

La case du siècle

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Milou
Show
2014

Der Österreichische Film

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Mutter Oberin Sainte-eutrope
Show
2014

La ritournelle

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Brigitte Lecanu
Movie
2014

Les lignes de Wellington

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Cosima Pia
Show
2013

Abuse of Weakness

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Maud Schoenberg
Movie
2013

Tip Top

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Esther Lafarge
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

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Eleanor's Mother
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

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Mrs. Rigby
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2013

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

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Eleanor's Mother
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2013

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Valentine
Movie
2013
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La religieuse

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La Mère Supérieure du couvent Saint Eutrope
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2013

Amour

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Eva
Movie
2012

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Anne
Movie
2012

Dormant Beauty

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Divina Madre
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2012

Captive

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Thérèse Bourgoine
Movie
2011

Mondo Lux - Die Bilderwelten des Werner Schroeter

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Movie
2011

My Worst Nightmare

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Agathe Novic
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2011

My Little Princess

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Hanah Giurgiu
Movie
2011

Copacabana

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Babou
Movie
2010

Special Treatment

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Alice Bergerac
Movie
2010

Villa Amalia

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Ann
Movie
2009

White Material

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Maria
Movie
2009

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La mère
Movie
2008

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Marthe
Movie
2008

L'Amour Caché

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Danielle
Movie
2007

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2007

Comedy of Power

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Jeanne Charmant-Killman
Movie
2006

Private Property

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Pascale
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2006

Gabrielle

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Gabrielle Hervey
Movie
2005

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Martine Demouthy
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2004

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Caterine Vauban
Movie
2004
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Hélène, the mother
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2004

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Anne Laurent
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2003

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2002

8 Women

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Augustine
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2002

The Promised Life

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Sylvia
Movie
2002

Cinéma

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Show
2001

The Piano Teacher

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Erika Kohut
Movie
2001

La Fausse suivante

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La comtesse
Movie
2000

Gracias Por el Chocolate

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Marie-Claire "Mika" Muller
Movie
2000

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Nathalie
Movie
2000

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Marie-Claire "Mika" Muller
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2000

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Madame de Maintenon
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2000

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Ariane
Movie
2000

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Sophie Gerard
Series
1999
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No Scandal

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Agnès Jeancourt
Movie
1999

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Agnès Jeancourt
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1999

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Claire
Movie
1999

La Fausse suivante

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La comtesse
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1999

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Dominique
Movie
1998

Rien Ne Va Plus

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Elizabeth / Betty
Movie
1997

Los Méritos de Madame Curie

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Marie Curie
Movie
1997

Les palmes de M. Schutz

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Marie Curie
Movie
1997

The Swindle

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Betty
Movie
1997

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Carlotta
Movie
1996

La cérémonie

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Movie
1995

A Judgment in Stone

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Jeanne
Movie
1995

Lumiere and Company

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Movie
1995

Navodneniye

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Sofia
Movie
1994

Amateur

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Isabelle
Movie
1994

L'Inondation

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Sofia
Movie
1994

La Séparation

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Anne
Movie
1994

Madame Bovary

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Emma Bovary
Movie
1991

Après l'amour

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Lola
Movie
1991

Malina

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The Woman
Movie
1991

Seobe

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Movie
1989

La vengeance d'une femme

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Movie
1989

Women's Affair

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Marie
Movie
1988

Les Possédés

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Maria Chatov
Movie
1988

Story of Women

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Marie
Movie
1988

The Bedroom Window

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Sylvia Wentworth
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1987

Milan noir

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Movie
1987

Cactus

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Colo
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1986

Sincerely Charlotte

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Charlotte
Movie
1985

La garce

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Aline Kaminker/Édith Weber
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1984

Sac de noeuds

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Movie
1984

La femme de mon pote

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Viviane
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1983

Milosc od pierwszego wejrzenia

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1983

My Best Friend's Girl

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Viviane
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1983

La Historia de Piera

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1983

Entre nous

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Lena Weber
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1983

L'Histoire de Pierra

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Piera
Movie
1983

1280 Almas

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Movie
1982

Passion

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Isabelle
Movie
1982

La Truite

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Frédérique
Movie
1982

La storia vera della signora dalle camelie

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Alphonsine Plessis
Movie
1981

Eaux profondes

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Melanie
Movie
1981

Les ailes de la colombe

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Marie
Movie
1981

Coup de Torchon

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Rose Mercaillou
Movie
1981

Lady of Camelias

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Alphonsine Plessis
Movie
1981

Sauve qui peut.

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Isabelle Rivière
Movie
1980

La dame aux camélias

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Movie
1980

Örökség

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Irène
Movie
1980

Loulou

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Nelly
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1980

Heaven's GateStream

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Ella Watson
Movie
1980
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The Bronte Sisters

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Anne Brontë
Movie
1979

Le Retour à la bien-aimée

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Movie
1979

Violette

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Violette Nozière
Movie
1978

The Lacemaker

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Pomme
Movie
1977

La Belle emmerdeuse

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Movie
1977

Les Indiens sont encore loin

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Movie
1977

Le Juge et l'Assassin

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Rose
Movie
1976

Le petit Marcel

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Yvette
Movie
1976

Docteur Françoise Gailland

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Élisabeth Gailland
Movie
1976

Je suis Pierre Rivière

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Movie
1975

El Juez y el Asesino

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Movie
1975

Le grand délire

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Marie
Movie
1975

No Time for Breakfast

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Élisabeth Gailland
Movie
1975

Sérieux comme le plaisir

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Une fille ramenée à la maison
Movie
1975

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Movie
1974

Going Places

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Jacqueline
Movie
1974

Les valseuses

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Jacqueline
Movie
1974

Le bar de la fourche

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Movie
1972

Faustine et le bel été

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amie de Faustine
Movie
1972

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Marite
Movie
1972

César et Rosalie

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Marite
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1972

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