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Also Known As: Marie France Pisier Died:
Born: May 10, 1944 Cause of Death: drowned
Birth Place: Dalat, Lam Dong, VN Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, author

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A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run" (1980), which she also co-wrote. Pisier had made her screenwriting debut with "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1973), in which she also co-starred. She gained widespread public recognition in 1975 as the star of the popular comedy "Cousin, Cousine"--a role which earned her a Best Actress Cesar. Subsequent features include three with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial" (1975), "Barocco" (1976) and "The Bronte Sisters" (1978), in which she portrayed Charlotte.Pisier attempted to crack the American film industry with "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), a dull misfire adapted from a Sidney Sheldon novel. She did not fare well with either her TV credits (the 1979 ABC miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" and 1980's "Scruples") or her second Hollywood film...

A slight, attractive leading lady, born to French parents in Indochina, Pisier moved to Paris with her family at the age of 12 and began acting in films five years later. Her debut was in the Francois Truffaut-directed segment of the omnibus "L'Amour a vingt ans/Love at Twenty" (1962) and she late appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses" (1968) and "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run" (1980), which she also co-wrote. Pisier had made her screenwriting debut with "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1973), in which she also co-starred. She gained widespread public recognition in 1975 as the star of the popular comedy "Cousin, Cousine"--a role which earned her a Best Actress Cesar. Subsequent features include three with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial" (1975), "Barocco" (1976) and "The Bronte Sisters" (1978), in which she portrayed Charlotte.

Pisier attempted to crack the American film industry with "The Other Side of Midnight" (1977), a dull misfire adapted from a Sidney Sheldon novel. She did not fare well with either her TV credits (the 1979 ABC miniseries "The French Atlantic Affair" and 1980's "Scruples") or her second Hollywood film "French Postcards" (1979). Returning to France, she continued to work; in 1990, Pisier made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party," which she adapted from her own novel. Still gorgeous, she also offered a marvelous turn as the vulgar Madame Verdurin in "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve" (1999) Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Comme un avion (2002) Director
2.
  Bal du Gouverneur, Le (1990) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Paid (2006)
2.
 Dans Paris (2006)
3.
 Comme un avion (2002)
4.
 Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001) Widow
5.
 Sur un air d'autoroute (2000) Doctor
6.
 Combat d'amour en songe (2000) L'Inconnue
7.
 Pourquoi pas moi? (1999) Irene--Ariane'S Mother
8.
 Time Regained (1999) Madame Simone Verdurin
9.
 Ice Rink, The (1998) The Producer
10.
 Marion (1997)
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1968:
Appeared in Truffaut's "Baiser voles/Stolen Kisses"
:
Born in French Indochina (now Vietnam) and raised in New Caledonia
2006:
Cast as the Mother in "Dans Paris/Inside Paris"
1975:
First film with director Andre Techine, "Souvenirs en France/French Provincial"
1999:
Portrayed the vulgar Madame Verdurin in Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust, "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouve"
1973:
Screenwriting debut as co-writer, "Celine et Julie vont en bateau/Celine and Julie Go Boating"
:
Moved to Paris with family at age 12
1980:
Once again joined Francois Truffaut for "L'Amour en fuite/Love on the Run"; also co-wrote
1982:
Cast opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in the comedy, "L'As Des As/The Ace of Aces"
1976:
Once again worked with director Techine in "Barocco," opposite Gérard Depardieu
:
Penned the best-selling novel <i> Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party </i>
2000:
Played a well-off military widow in "Inch' allah Sunday"
1979:
Third film with director Techine, playing Charlotte Brontë in "Le Soeurs Brontë"
2004:
Cast as the mother of Louise in Laurence Ferreira Barbosa's "Ordo"
1979:
Cast in the ABC miniseries, "The French Atlantic Affair"
1994:
Co-starred with Thierry Lhermitte in "Tous les Jours Dimanche"
1962:
Film acting debut as Colette in Francois Truffaut's "Antoine et Colette" segment of omnibus feature, "Love at Twenty"
1977:
First US feature, "The Other Side of Midnight," based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon
1990:
Made her directorial debut with "Le Bal du gouverneur/The Governor's Party," which she adapted from her own novel
1981:
Portrayed Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in "Chanel Solitaire"
1975:
Received international success with "Cousin Cousine"; won a Cesar award
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Education

University of Paris: -

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"La bal du gouveneur"

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