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Stéphane Audran

Stéphane Audran
Stéphane Audran (1974)
Born Colette Suzanne Dacheville
(1932-11-08) 8 November 1932
Versailles, Yvelines, France
Other names Colette Suzanne Jeannine Dacheville
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957–present
Spouse(s) Jean-Louis Trintignant (div.)
Claude Chabrol (m. 1964–80) (div.) 1 child

Stéphane Audran (born Colette Suzanne Dacheville 8 November 1932) is a French film and television actress, known for her performances in award-winning movies such as Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) and Babette's Feast[1] (1987) and in critically acclaimed films like The Big Red One (1980) and Violette Nozière (1978).

She married French director and screenwriter Claude Chabrol in 1964, after a short marriage to the French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. Her son by her marriage to Chabrol (which ended in 1980) is the French actor Thomas Chabrol (born in 1963).

Her first major role was in Chabrol's film Les Cousins (1959). She has since appeared in most of Chabrol's films. Some of the more noteworthy of his films Audran has appeared in are Les Bonnes Femmes (1960), La Femme Infidèle (1968), Les Biches (1968) as a rich lesbian who becomes involved in a ménage à trois (she first gained notice in this), Le Boucher (1970) as a school teacher who falls in love with a murderous butcher, Juste Avant La Nuit (1971), and Violette Nozière (1978). She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in Les Biches at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

She has also appeared in the first film of Éric Rohmer (Signe du Lion), and in films by Jean Delannoy (La Peau de Torpedo), Gabriel Axel (Babette's Feast, as the mysterious cook, Babette), Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de Torchon, as the wife of the cop turned serial killer) and Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One). The most celebrated of her non-Chabrol films was Luis Buñuel's Oscar-winning Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) as Alice Senechal.

Also appearing in English-language productions, Audran has appeared in American features like The Black Bird (1975), and in TV serials like Brideshead Revisited (1981), Mistral's Daughter (1984) and The Sun Also Rises (1984). She starred in the 1974 film version of Agatha Christie's mystery, And Then There Were None.

Audran won a French César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Violette Nozière (1978) and British Film Academy award for Just Before Nightfall (1975).


  • Filmography 1
    • Film 1.1
    • Television 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3



Year Title Genre Notes
1957 Le Jeu de la nuit
1958 La Bonne tisane
Les Amants de Montparnasse (The Lovers of Montparnasse)
1959 Le Signe du lion
Les Cousins
1960 Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (short)
Les Bonnes Femmes
1961 Saint Tropez Blues (short)
Les Godelureaux
1962 L'Œil du malin
1963 Landru
1964 Les Durs à cuire ou Comment supprimer son prochain sans perdre l'appétit
Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche
1965 Paris vu par... (segment La Muette)
Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha
1966 La Ligne de démarcation
1967 Le Scandale
1968 Les Biches
1969 La Femme infidèle
1970 Le Boucher
La Peau de torpedo
La Rupture
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
1971 Juste avant la nuit
Sans mobile apparent
Aussi loin que l'amour
1972 Un meurtre est un meurtre
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
1973 Les Noces rouges
1974 Comment réussir quand on est con et pleurnichard
Le Cri du cœur
And Then There Were None
Vincent, François, Paul... et les autres
1975 Hay que matar a B.
The Black Bird
1976 Chi dice donna, dice donna (segment Donne d'affari)
Folies bourgeoises
1977 Des Teufels Advokat
Mort d'un pourri
1978 Les Liens de sang
Silver Bears
Violette Nozière César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1979 Eagle's Wing
Le Gagnant
1980 The Big Red One
Le Cœur à l'envers
La Cage aux folles 2
1981 Les Plouffe
Coup de torchon
1982 Boulevard des assassins
Le Choc
Paradis pour tous
1983 La Scarlatine
Mortelle randonnée
1984 Les Voleurs de la nuit (Thieves After Dark)
The Blood of Others
The Bay Boy
1985 Chicken with Vinegar
Night Magic
La Cage aux folles 3 : Elles se marient
1986 La Gitane
Suivez mon regard
1987 Babette's Feast (Babettes gæstebud)
Cinématon #926
1988 Les Saisons du plaisir
Corps z'a corps
Il Nido del ragno
1989 Sons
Manika, une vie plus tard
1990 La Messe en si mineur
Jours tranquilles à Clichy
1992 Betty
1994 The Turn of the Screw
1995 Le Fils de Gascogne
Au petit Marguery
1996 Maximum Risk
1997 Arlette
1998 Madeline
1999 Belle maman
2000 Le Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz
2001 J'ai faim !!! Comedy
2002 Ma femme s'appelle Maurice
2008 The Girl from Monaco


Year Title Genre Notes
1973 Tatort Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße
1979 Orient-Express (segment Maria)
1981 Les affinités électives
Le Marteau piqueur
Le Beau monde
Brideshead Revisited
1982 La Marseillaise
1984 Mistral's Daughter
The Sun Also Rises
1985 Isola, Un
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
1989 Champagne Charlie
1990 TECX
1992 Weep No More, My Lady
Le Droit à l'oubli
1994 L'Évanouie
1996 Petit
1997 Un printemps de chien
2000 La Bicyclette bleue
2004 Sissi, l'impératrice rebelle
2005 La Battante
Trois femmes… un soir d'été


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  2. ^ "Berlinale 1968: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-03-06. 

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