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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).
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Began stage career in Paris
First notable stage role as "Ondine" at Theatre des Nations
Spent time in the USA
Film debut in Robert Frank's "Pull My Daisy" (16mm underground film)
Returned to France, appeared in first professional film, "Last Year at Marienbad"
Broadway debut opposite Richard Benjamin in "The Little Black Book" (directed by Milos Forman)
Feature directorial debut, "Soi belle et tais-toi"
Among last features was the Ulrike Ottinger film, "Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia/Joan of Arc of Mongolia"