Sttphane Audran


Actor

About

Also Known As
Collette Suzanne Jeannine Dacheville
Birth Place
Versailles, FR
Born
November 08, 1932
Died
March 27, 2018
Cause of Death
Undisclosed Natural Causes

Biography

Delicately beautiful blonde French actress Stéphane Audran became a 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 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....

Family & Companions

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

Biography

Delicately beautiful blonde French actress Stéphane Audran became a 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 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. Chabrol helped to shape the onscreen persona of Audran as that of a coolly elegant middle-class Frenchwoman. Bringing a combination of old-fashioned movie star glamour and a detached sophistication bolstered by a strong acting technique, the actress shone in a number of Chabrol films ranging from "Les Bonne femmes/The Girls" (1960) to "The Champagne Murders/Le Scandale" (1966). "Les Biches/The Does" (1967), in which Audran starred as a lesbian opposite her first husband Jean-Louis Trintignant, brought her the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Other notable Chabrol films include "Le Boucher/The Butcher" (1969), "Juste avant la nuit/Just Before Nightfall" (1971), "Violette Noziere" (1977) and "The Blood of Others" (1984). Audran also appeared in several notable features directed by others, including two which won Oscars as Best Foreign Film: Luis Bunuel's surrealistic comedy "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) and Gabriel Axel's well-crafted "Babette's Gastebud/Babette's Feast" (1988). Her English-language films tended to be commercial disappontments, although she was well-received as Lord Marchmain's knowing mistress in the TV adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited" (BBC 1982). Stéphane Audran died on March 27, 2018 in Paris at the age of 85.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Herself
The Girl From Monaco (2008)
My Wife Maurice (2003)
J'ai faim!!! (2001)
Le Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz (2000)
Belle Maman (1999)
Poulet au Vinaigre (1999)
Madame Cuno
Madeline (1998)
Lady Covington
Arlette (1997)
Maximum Risk (1996)
Au petit Marguery (1995)
Josephine
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Herself
The Turn of the Screw (1992)
Betty (1992)
Laure
La Messe en si mineur (1990)
Madame Villegrain
Manika (1989)
Sister Ananda
Sons (1989)
Florence
Quiet Days in Clichy (1989)
Adrienne
Il Nido del ragno (1989)
Les Saisons du plaisir (1988)
Bernadette
The Blood of Others (1988)
Gigi Grandjouan
Corps z'a corps (1988)
Edna Chabert
Angel of Death (1987)
Babette's Feast (1987)
Babette Hersant
Suivez mon regard (1986)
La Cage aux folles III: "Elles" se marient (1986)
Matrimonia
La Nuit Magique (1985)
Janice
La Gitane (1985)
Thieves After Dark (1983)
Isabelle'S Mother
La Scarlatine (1983)
Paradis pour tous (1982)
Edith
Le Choc (1982)
Madame Falques
Mortelle Randonnee (1982)
Coup De Torchon (1981)
Huguette Cordier
Le Coeur a l'Envers (1980)
Jeanne
Breathless (1980)
Walloon
Le Gagnant (1979)
Helene Dupre-Granval
Le Soleil en face (1979)
Genevieve
Violette (1978)
Germaine Noziere
Silver Bears (1978)
Shireen Firdausi
Eagle's Wing (1978)
The Devil's Advocate (1977)
Anne--Contessa Disanctis
Les Liens de sang (1977)
Mort d'un pourri (1977)
The Black Bird (1975)
Ten Little Indians (1975)
Le Cri Du Coeur (1974)
Claire
Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others (1974)
Vincent, Francois, Paul... et les Autres (1974)
Catherine
Les Noces Rouges (1973)
Lucienne
Comment Reussir Quand On Est Con Et Pleurnichard (1973)
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Alice Senechal
Un Meurtre est un Meurtre (1972)
Marie-Anne
Without Apparent Motive (1971)
Helen
Juste avant la nuit (1971)
Helen
Aussi Loin Que L'Amour (1971)
Wife
Le Boucher (1970)
Mademoiselle Helene
The Break-Up (1970)
Helene
La Ligne de Demarcation (1966)
Marie-Chantal Contre le Docteur Kha (1965)
Olga
The Tiger Likes Fresh Blood (1964)
Soprano
Les Godelureaux (1961)
The Sign of Leo (1960)
Les Cousins (1959)

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Other
The Son of Gascogne (1995)
Other

Cast (Special)

Il était une fois...Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (2011)

Cast (Short)

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)
Voice

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Weep No More My Lady (1992)
Champagne Charlie (1989)
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
The Sun Also Rises (1984)
Georgette
Mistral's Daughter (1984)
Paula

Life Events

1955

Made her stage debut in "La Maison carree"

1957

Made her feature debut in "La Bonne Tisane/Kill or Cure"

1959

Appeared in her first collaboration with Claude Chabrol, "Les Cousins"

1960

Starred in Rohmer's first feature, "The Sign of Leo/Le Signe du Lion"

1968

Had her 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

2000

Appeared as Lisa Montpleynet on the mini-series "The Blue Bicycle"

2005

Appeared as Louise Bonnier on the mini-series "The Condor Mystery"

2008

Co-starred in Anne Fontaine-helmed dramedy "The Girl from Monaco"

2018

Made her final screen appearance in the posthumously released "The Other Side of the Wind"

Videos

Movie Clip

Babette's Feast (1987) - The Two Sisters Had A French Maid Danish-born French director Gabriel Axel's opening to his 1987 adaptation of the story by Danish writer Isak Dinesen, introducing sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Filippa (Bodil Kjer) and their maid, the title character, Stephane Audran, opening Babette's Feast, 1987.
Two Rode Together (1961) - Guthrie McCabe Introducing James Stewart as the evidently legendary "Guthrie McCabe," and his army pal Richard Widmark as "Jim Gary," arriving in not-fictional Tascosa, with Andy Devine, opening John Ford's Two Rode Together, 1961, from a Will Cook novel.
Champagne Murders, The (1967) - Why Should People Have To Answer Bells? Vineyard owner Christine (Yvonne Furneaux) gives a tour to her buyers (Henry Jones lawyering for George Skaff), who are concerned that she doesn’t own the name, Stephane Audran her assistant, Maurice Ronet the playboy friend who does own it, Anthony Perkins her quirky husband, in Claude Chabrol’s The Champagne Murders, 1967.
Les Cousins (1959) - Go Learn To Read Paris party mayhem from New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol, blonde Francoise is the director's wife Stephane Audran, as visiting Charles (Gerard Blain) and cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) are more interested in ethereal Florence (Juliette Mayniel) than a boozy Italian count (Corrado Guarducci), in Les Cousins, 1959.
Les Cousins (1959) - The Famous Cousin Young Charles (Gerard Blain) from the provinces sits in at cards and is enthralled by Florence (Juliette Mayniel, her first appearance) as his cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) shows him around Paris, also introducing Yvonne (Michele Meritz), in director Claude Chabrol's early New Wave statement Les Cousins, 1959.
Babette's Feast (1987) - Good People In Denmark Western coast of Denmark, 1871, French refugee Stephane Audran (title character) presents herself at the rural home of sisters Martine and Filippa (Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer), bearing a letter from a French opera singer (Jean-Philippe Lafont) they met long ago, in Babette's Feast, 1987.
Two Rode Together - Stop Torturing Yourself Greeley (Ken Curtis) and Ortho (Harry Carey Jr.) are wooing spirited Marty (Shirley Jones) when Lt. Gary (Richard Widmark) intervenes, and she turns to her meaningful music-box, in John Ford's Two Rode Together, 1961.

Family

Corneille Dacheville
Father
Physician.
Jeanne Dacheville
Mother
Thomas Chabrol
Son
Actor. Father, Claude Chabrol.

Companions

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

Bibliography