Annie Girardot


Actor

About

Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
October 25, 1931

Biography

With Simone Signoret and Jeanne Moreau, Annie Girardot was one of the major female stars in France during the 1960s and 70s. With her gamine-like sensuality, the actress first became established as a stage comedienne. In contrast, her film roles, notably those for directors Claude Lelouch and Andre Cayatte tapped a darker quality, casting her as women of dubious morality who seemed doome...

Family & Companions

Renato Salvatori
Husband
Actor. Married in 1962.

Biography

With Simone Signoret and Jeanne Moreau, Annie Girardot was one of the major female stars in France during the 1960s and 70s. With her gamine-like sensuality, the actress first became established as a stage comedienne. In contrast, her film roles, notably those for directors Claude Lelouch and Andre Cayatte tapped a darker quality, casting her as women of dubious morality who seemed doomed to a violent end. Girardot first gained international attention with Luchino Visconti's intensely dramatic family saga, "Rocco and His Brothers" (1960). Lelouch first utilized her as Yves Montand's estranged wife in "Vivre pour vivre/Live for Life" (1967) and she went on to appear opposite Philippe Noiret in several emotionally charged role, including "La Vieille fille" (1971) and "Tendre Poulet" (1977). Girardot won a Best Actress Cesar for her portrayal of a contemporary physician facing more trials than a typical soap opera heroine in "Docteur Francoise Gailland/No Time for Breakfast" (1975). A venture to Hollywood in the Barbra Streisand vehicle "All Night Long" (1981) proved misguided. Girardot returned to her homeland where she has continued to grace features as diverse as Michel Legrand's autobiographical "Cinq jours en juin/Five Days in June" (1989) and Lelouch's contemporary riff on "Les Miserables" (1995).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Christian (2007)
Cache (2005)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
The Mother
This Is My Body (2001)
Grandmother
Preference (1998)
Blanche
Hotel Shanghai (1997)
L' Age de Braise (1997)
Les Miserables (1995)
The Hold-up Girls (1994)
Mere Cecile
Merci, la vie (1991)
There Were Days and Moons (1990)
Cinq jours en juin (1989)
Marcelle
Comedie d'amour (1989)
Prisonnieres (1988)
Marthe
Le Grand embouteillage (1988)
On a vole la cuisse de Jupiter (1986)
Adieu Blaireau (1985)
Liste Noire (1984)
Jeanne Dufour
Partir Revenir (1984)
Souvenirs, Souvenirs (1984)
La Vie Continue (1982)
Une Robe noire pour un tueur (1981)
All Night Long (1981)
Le Coeur a l'Envers (1980)
Laure
Bobo Jacco (1979)
Magda
Cause toujours... tu m'interesses! (1978)
Christine
L' Amour en Question (1978)
Suzanne Corbier
Vas-Y Maman (1978)
La Zizanie (1978)
Bernadette
Le Cavaleur (1978)
Docteur Francoise Gailland (1978)
Francoise
La Cle Sur la Porte (1978)
Marie
Dear Detective (1978)
Le Point de mire (1977)
Daniele Gaur
Jambon d'Ardenne (1977)
Le Dernier Baiser (1977)
Annie
Cours apres moi que je t'attrape (1976)
Jacqueline
A chacun son enfer (1976)
Il Pleut sur Santiago (1975)
Maria
Le Gitan (1975)
Il faut vivre Dangereusement (1975)
Leone
D'amour et d'eau fraiche (1975)
Il Sospetto (1975)
La Gifle (1974)
Helene
Juliette et Juliette (1973)
Ursule et Grelu (1973)
Ursule
Il n'y a pas de Fumee sans Feu (1972)
Sylvie
Elle cause plus... elle flingue (1972)
Rosemunde
To Die Of Love (1972)
Daniele
Traitement de choc (1972)
Helene
La Mandarine (1971)
Severine
Les Feux de la Chandeleur (1971)
Marie-Louise
Le Vieille Fille (1971)
Love Is a Funny Thing (1970)
Fran├žoise
The Seed of Man (1970)
Anna
Story of a Woman (1970)
Liliana Cardini
Les Gauloises Bleues (1969)
The Mother
Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Maid
The Witches (1968)
Valeria
Live for Life (1967)
Catherine Colomb
The Witches (1967)
Engagement Italiano (1966)
Clara
The Dirty Game (1966)
Nanette [Monique]
Male Companion (1966)
Clara
Vice and Virtue (1965)
Juliette
Trois Chambres a Manhattan (1965)
The Ape Woman (1964)
Maria
La bonne soupe (1964)
Marie-Paule [young]
The Organizer (1964)
Niobe
Lovers on a Tightrope (1962)
Cora
Crime Does Not Pay (1962)
Gabrielle Fenayrou
Smog (1962)
Love and the Frenchwoman (1961)
Danielle
Rocco and His Brothers (1961)
Nadia
Shadow of Adultery (1961)
Inspector Maigret (1958)
L' Amour est en jeu (1957)

Producer (Feature Film)

Ursule et Grelu (1973)
Producer

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce (1985)

Life Events

1954

Was a member of the Comedie-Francaise

1955

Feature film debut, "Treize a table"

1957

Co-starred in Jean Delannoy's "Inspector Maigret"

1960

Was featured in Luchino Visconti's "Rocco and His Brothers"

1964

Had title role in "The Ape Woman"

1965

Won praise for her performance as an ex-countess in Marcel Carne's "Trois Chambre a Manhattan"

1967

Played the estranged wife of Yves Montand in Claude Lelouch's "Vivre pour vire/Live for Life"; first of six films with Lelouch

1970

First of four screen roles directed by Andre Cayette, "Mourir d'amour"

1975

Won Best Actress Cesar for the title role in "Docteur Francoise Gailland"

1981

Only Hollywood feature, "All Night Long", starring Barbra Streisand; played a French teacher

1995

Appeared in Lelouch's "Les Miserables"

Family

Guilia Salvatori
Daughter

Companions

Renato Salvatori
Husband
Actor. Married in 1962.

Bibliography