danielle darrieux who charmed world
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

as 'Madame d', dies at 100

Danielle Darrieux, who charmed world

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Danielle Darrieux, who charmed world

Darrieux appeared in more than 140 films and television dramas and was still working at 99.
Paris - Arab Today

Danielle Darrieux, one of France's greatest and most enduring stars despite her wartime collaboration with the Germans, has died aged 100 at her home near Paris, her partner said Thursday.

The actress who charmed the world in Max Ophuls' romantic 1953 masterpiece "The Earrings of Madame de" became unwell "recently after a little fall", Jacques Jenvrin told AFP.

With her smouldering good looks and sulky pout, Darrieux became a huge international star in the 1930s, playing opposite Douglas Fairbanks Jr in the Hollywood romance "The Rage of Paris" in 1938.

But her decision to keep working after the Nazis occupied France, and to act in movies made by the studio set up by their propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, saw her branded as a collaborationist.

However, Darrieux later said that she was forced to take part in a notorious publicity tour to Berlin in 1942 so she could free her husband, the playboy and diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa, who had been arrested by the Nazis as a spy.

She left the German-backed studio after he was released and went into hiding under a false name.

Three years after the war ended she returned to great acclaim in a string of striking roles in Ophuls' brilliant "La Ronde" and "Madame de" -- both later nominated for Oscars -- and played the Queen of Spain in Jean Cocteau's "Ruy Blas".

She was back in Hollywood in 1952 starring opposite James Mason in Joseph Mankiewicz's Oscar-nominated World War II spy thriller "5 Fingers".

- Long line of lovers -

And whatever doubts that lingered about her wartime activities were brushed aside by her searing performance in the title role of "Marie-Octobre", a 1959 thriller about the survivors of a French Resistance network who try to discover who betrayed their murdered leader.

Beyond her hypnotic beauty, it was Darrieux's captivating mix of mischief and refinement that had audiences and a long line of lovers falling at her feet.

No film showed that more than "Madame de", her own favourite where she played a great Viennese beauty who is given pearl earrings by her husband.

"I must have been very much in love to give off such vibes," she later said. "In love with Max Ophuls, Charles Boyer... and (the great Italian actor and director) Vittorio De Sica, who had the most amazing charm... it was a miracle."

"Her heart-shaped mouth, her big innocent eyes, her coquettishness. She was a lover," said the former Cannes film festival president Gilles Jacob.

"Darrieux play women of all ages" with the same charisma, he tweeted.

- More than 100 films -

Equally at ease on the stage both in French and English, she triumphed in "Coco" in 1971, a Broadway musical comedy about the French fashion designer Coco Chanel.

"They asked me to stand in for Katherine Hepburn. I said to myself, if I come out of it alive I will never again have stage fright," she said.

Darrieux -- who died on Tuesday -- was still working at 99, and lent her voice for the grandmother in Marjane Satrapi's 2007 animated hit "Persepolis", five years after appearing alongside Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Deneuve as another granny in Francois Ozon's "8 Women".

"I went to the studio like one goes to school, I was lazy and I remained so," she once said of a life spent on set, which began in the comedy "Le Bal" when she was only 14.

She was far from lazy, however, going on to act in more than 140 films and television dramas over the next eight decades.

They including some of the best-loved French postwar films, and she struck up a particular rapport with Jacques Demy, appearing in his "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" as the mother and "Une chambre en ville" in 1982.

Paris theatregoers will forever remember her for her 2003 monologue, "Oscar et la dame rose" (Oscar and the Pink Lady), where she played an old lady visiting a boy dying of leukaemia in hospital. It won her a Moliere award at 87.

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

danielle darrieux who charmed world danielle darrieux who charmed world

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

danielle darrieux who charmed world danielle darrieux who charmed world

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 02:25 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

HM King Hamad visits Dr. Al-Ansari

GMT 02:02 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Smoke on board' EgyptAir plane before crash

GMT 17:33 2016 Monday ,07 November

Hanks, Portman bag honors

GMT 19:20 2017 Wednesday ,01 February

Singer Assi El Helani denied participating in cinema

GMT 00:02 2017 Friday ,20 January

UAE FM meets Afghan counterpart

GMT 22:41 2016 Friday ,21 October

Former Libyan Airlines official kidnapped

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,15 April

Sumaya Al Khashab: 'El Halal' is a unique drama

GMT 01:01 2011 Saturday ,26 November

Inside Susan Boyle Posh House

GMT 10:11 2014 Tuesday ,04 November

Qatari chief of staff meets Kuwait military attache

GMT 20:10 2016 Thursday ,06 October

Egypt marks October 6 war anniversary by air shows

GMT 04:38 2017 Monday ,05 June

Nicole Kidman donates wedding dress to artist

GMT 00:43 2017 Tuesday ,11 April

Don’t speed, Oman police will catch you

GMT 12:33 2016 Friday ,07 October

All Black great Dan Carter no drugs cheat

GMT 08:30 2017 Saturday ,05 August

FBMA Summer Camp for Girls

GMT 15:45 2017 Wednesday ,04 January

Oil climbs to 18-month high

GMT 05:26 2017 Monday ,23 January

Dybala, Higuain strike as Juve humble Lazio

GMT 11:58 2016 Friday ,16 December

430 German tourists arrive in Luxor

GMT 14:34 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Palestinian President meets Saudi Foreign Minister
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday