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Also Known As: Died: October 15, 1990
Born: April 10, 1932 Cause of Death: lung disease
Birth Place: Lebanon Profession: actor, short-film director

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Coolly elegant leading lady who graced several important international productions of the 1960s and 70s. Seyrig first came to prominence in Alain Resnais' stylish, labyrinthine "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961) and won a best actress award at Venice for her role in his "Muriel" (1963). Her aloof charm was well used by directors Francois Truffaut, Joseph Losey and Luis Bunuel. By the mid-1970s, Seyrig had become an active feminist working with directors Marguerite Duras in "India Song" (1975), Chantal Akerman in "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" (1975) and Ulrike Ottinger in "Freak Orlando" (1981).

Coolly elegant leading lady who graced several important international productions of the 1960s and 70s. Seyrig first came to prominence in Alain Resnais' stylish, labyrinthine "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961) and won a best actress award at Venice for her role in his "Muriel" (1963). Her aloof charm was well used by directors Francois Truffaut, Joseph Losey and Luis Bunuel.

By the mid-1970s, Seyrig had become an active feminist working with directors Marguerite Duras in "India Song" (1975), Chantal Akerman in "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" (1975) and Ulrike Ottinger in "Freak Orlando" (1981).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Sois belle et tais-toi (1977) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia (1989) Lady Windermere
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 Seven Women - Seven Sins (1987) ("Superbia - Pride")
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 Letters Home (1986)
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 Golden Eighties (1986) Jeanne Schwartz
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 Freak Orlando (1981) Bunny Helena; Department Store Manager; Helena Mueller; Helena-Maya; Mother Of Miracle Birth; Siamese Twin Lena; Tree Goddess
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 Chere Inconnue (1980) Yvette
10.
 Chemin Perdu, Le (1980)
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1952:
Began stage career in Paris
1954:
First notable stage role as "Ondine" at Theatre des Nations
1956:
Spent time in the USA
1958:
Film debut in Robert Frank's "Pull My Daisy" (16mm underground film)
1961:
Returned to France, appeared in first professional film, "Last Year at Marienbad"
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Directed several experimental video shorts in the 1970s
1972:
Broadway debut opposite Richard Benjamin in "The Little Black Book" (directed by Milos Forman)
1977:
Feature directorial debut, "Soi belle et tais-toi"
1989:
Among last features was the Ulrike Ottinger film, "Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia/Joan of Arc of Mongolia"
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Education

Comedie de Saint-Etienne: -
Centre Dramatique de l'Est: -
Actors Studio: New York , New York -

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husband:
Jack Youngerman. Artist. Father of Seyrig's one son.

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