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Also Known As: Collette Suzanne Jeannine Dacheville Died:
Born: November 2, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: actor

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This delicately beautiful blonde French actress became an star, gaining prominence with starring roles in films directed by her second husband, Claude Chabrol. Born as Colette Suzanne Dacheville, she adapted her stage name of Stephane Audran in the mid-1950s. A doctor's daughter, she was born and raised in Versailles and began her acting career onstage and in a short film directed by Eric Rohmer. Audran entered features in 1957 with a small role in Herve Bromberger's gangster-themed "La Bonne tisane/Good Medicine/Kill or Cure". After being introduced to Chabrol by Gerard Blain and Jean-Claude Brialy, the actress asked for a part in the director's next film; the result was a supporting role in "Les Cousins" (1959) but it marked the beginning of a their on and off screen relationships. Even after their marriage ended, the actress and the director continued to work together.

This delicately beautiful blonde French actress became an star, gaining prominence with starring roles in films directed by her second husband, Claude Chabrol. Born as Colette Suzanne Dacheville, she adapted her stage name of Stephane Audran in the mid-1950s. A doctor's daughter, she was born and raised in Versailles and began her acting career onstage and in a short film directed by Eric Rohmer. Audran entered features in 1957 with a small role in Herve Bromberger's gangster-themed "La Bonne tisane/Good Medicine/Kill or Cure". After being introduced to Chabrol by Gerard Blain and Jean-Claude Brialy, the actress asked for a part in the director's next film; the result was a supporting role in "Les Cousins" (1959) but it marked the beginning of a their on and off screen relationships. Even after their marriage ended, the actress and the director continued to work together.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 My Wife Maurice (2003)
3.
 J'ai faim !!! (2001)
4.
 Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz, Le (2000) Lulu Kreutz
5.
 Belle Maman (1999)
6.
 Madeline (1998) Lady Covington
7.
 Arlette (1997)
8.
 Maximum Risk (1996) Chantal
9.
 Son of Gascogne, The (1995) Herself
10.
 Au petit Marguery (1995) Josephine
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1955:
Stage acting debut in "La Maison carree"
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Appeared in ashort film directed by Eric Rohmer
1957:
Feature acting debut in "La Bonne Tisane/Kill or Cure"
1959:
First collaboration with Claude Chabrol, "Les Cousins"
1960:
Starred in Rohmer's first feature, "The Sign of Leo/Le Signe du Lion"
1968:
Had breakthrough leading role in Chabrol's "Les Biches/The Does", opposite ex-husband Jean-Louis Tringtignant and Jacqueline Sassard
1969:
Recieved further attention for her performance in Chabrol's "Le Boucher/The Butcher"
1972:
Co-starred in Luis Bunuel's Oscar-winning "Le Charme discret de la Bourgeoisie/The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie"
1975:
Began appearing in English-language roles in "The Black Bird" and "And Then There Were None/Ten Little Indians"
1978:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Cesar for her portrayal of Isabelle Huppert's mother in "Violette Noziere"
1982:
Had featured role as Cara, the mistress of Lord Marchmain (Laurence Olivier) in the British miniseries "Brideshead Revisited"
1984:
Co-starred in the HBO film "The Blood of Others", directed by Claude Chabrol
1987:
Starred as Babette in Gabriel Axel's Oscar-winning foreign film "Babette's Feast"
1996:
Appeared in supporting role in Ringo Lam's "Maximum Risk", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Education

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husband:
Jean-Louis Trintignant. Actor. Brief marriage.
husband:
Claude Chabrol. Director. Married in 1964; divorced; directed Audran in over 20 films.

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father:
Corneille Dacheville. Physician.
mother:
Jeanne Dacheville.
son:
Thomas Chabrol. Actor. Father, Claude Chabrol.

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