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Born: March 21, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor

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A luminous, versatile blonde performer, Marie-Christine Barrault made an impressive film debut as the student who entices and marries the moralistic Jean-Louis Trintignant in Eric Rohmer's "Ma nuit chez Maud"/"My Night at Maud's" (1969). She earned a surprise Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as one of the lovers in the sleeper hit comedy "Cousin, Cousine" (1975). Rohmer tapped her again to play Guinevere in "Perceval le gallois/Perceval" (1978). Barrault was virtually wasted in her English-language debut in "The Medusa Touch" (1978) and played an object of Woody Allen's affections in his "Stardust Memories" (1980). She made one other American film, "Table for Five" (1983), as Jon Voight's leading lady before she returned to European fare, where she worked with many leading directors. Andrzej Wajda cast her in "Eine Liebe in Deutschland/A Love in Germany" (1983) while Volker Schlondorff tapped her for his Proust adaptation, "Un Amour de Swann/Swann in Love" (1984). She has remained active, generally in supporting roles, in such films as "Amour Fou" (1993), directed by her husband Roger Vadim, "C'est la tangente que je prefere/Love, Math and Sex" and "Obsession" (both 1997). ...

A luminous, versatile blonde performer, Marie-Christine Barrault made an impressive film debut as the student who entices and marries the moralistic Jean-Louis Trintignant in Eric Rohmer's "Ma nuit chez Maud"/"My Night at Maud's" (1969). She earned a surprise Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as one of the lovers in the sleeper hit comedy "Cousin, Cousine" (1975). Rohmer tapped her again to play Guinevere in "Perceval le gallois/Perceval" (1978). Barrault was virtually wasted in her English-language debut in "The Medusa Touch" (1978) and played an object of Woody Allen's affections in his "Stardust Memories" (1980). She made one other American film, "Table for Five" (1983), as Jon Voight's leading lady before she returned to European fare, where she worked with many leading directors. Andrzej Wajda cast her in "Eine Liebe in Deutschland/A Love in Germany" (1983) while Volker Schlondorff tapped her for his Proust adaptation, "Un Amour de Swann/Swann in Love" (1984). She has remained active, generally in supporting roles, in such films as "Amour Fou" (1993), directed by her husband Roger Vadim, "C'est la tangente que je prefere/Love, Math and Sex" and "Obsession" (both 1997).

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2.
 Trivial (2007)
3.
 Coup De Sang (2006)
4.
 Azzurro (2000) Gaston'S Wife
5.
 Dilettante, La (1999) Therese
6.
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 Obsession (1997) Ella Beckmann
8.
 Bonsoir! (1994) Marie
9.
 Amour Fou (1994) Louise
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1969:
Film acting debut in Eric Rohmer's "Ma nuit chez Maud/My Night at Maud's"
1975:
Had international breakthrough with "Cousin, Cousine"; earned Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1978:
Appeared as Guinevere in Rohmer's "Perceval le gallois/Perceval"
1978:
English language debut in "The Medusa Touch"
1979:
First feature with Andre Delvaux "Een Vrouw Tussen Hond en Wolf/A Woman Between Dog and Wolf"
1980:
US debut in Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories"
1983:
Co-starred with Jon Voight in "Table for Five"
1984:
Starred opposite Jeremy Irons in "Un Amour de Swann/Swann in Love"
1988:
Reteamed with Delvaux for the medieval tale "L'Oeuvre au noir/The Abyss"
1993:
Directed by husband Roger Vadim in "Amour fou"
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Education

Paris Conservatoire: -

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husband:
Roger Vadim. Director, writer. Married on December 21, 1990; died on February 11, 2000.

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uncle:
Jean-Louis Barrault. Actor, stage director. Born in 1910; died in 1994.

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