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Stéphane Audran

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Net worth 2018: $1 Million
Industry: Actress
Residence:  Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France
BirthDay: 8 November 1932
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She is an actress, known for Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), Babettes gæstebud (1987) and Le boucher (1970). She was previously married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis Trintignant.


On 6 December 2013, she took part in "Bernadette Lafont l'exposition hommage", a public exhibition dedicated to the memory of her late friend Bernadette Lafont


She's the first of only three French actresses to win the Best Actress BAFTA since the integration of Best British Actress and Best Foreign Actress to one category: the other two are Marion Cotillard in La môme (2007) (in 2008) and Emmanuelle Riva in Amour (2012) (in 2013)


In Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani's film adaptation, Le affinità elettive (1996) , the role was played by Isabelle Huppert


Her 24th and final film collaboration with ex-husband Claude Chabrol was Betty (1992), a rare instance where her character died at the end


Jesús Franco stated that she agreed to appear in Faceless (1987) because she's a major fan of horror movies


She had a strong input in Pauline Lafont getting cast in Poulet au vinaigre (1985)


She played the role of Charlotte in Les affinités électives (1982), a Claude Chabrol adaptation of Goethe's novel


[on shooting Les liens de sang (1978) in Canada] If you're going to make a film outside of France, it might as well be in English


Several years ago I made The Black Bird (1975) in Hollywood with George Segal- it was a remake of the The Maltese Falcon (1941)- and more recently I made "The Twist" [Folies bourgeoises (1976)] with Bruce Dern, who cannot and does not want to speak a word for French


Before starting to shoot Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), she was scared by the thought of having to work with Delphine Seyrig (her fellow student at Tania Balachova's theatre classes) because she thought her pretentious


Chabrol always liked to claim that it was Stéphane who threw him into Aurore's arms as, during the shooting of La décade prodigieuse (1971), she couldn't attend his birthday dinner and jokingly suggested that he should jump on the script-girl instead


Husband Claude Chabrol once stated that the bus scene in La rupture (1970) where Stéphane's character Hélène tells her family's story to her lawyer was the occasion when he finally thought that she had become an actress


Only with Les biches (1968), the director began to enjoy a second wave and started to cast Audran in roles of glacial bourgeois ladies better suited to her acting


During the shooting of Landru (1963), producer Carlo Ponti was so appalled by her performance that he asked 'who's that slut who's playing Fernande?' Claude Chabrol (who was already engaged to Audran) slapped Ponti in the face and screamed 'that's my woman!' Claude and Stéphane married one year later


She befriended Bernadette Lafont on the set of Les bonnes femmes (1960)


After playing a few tiny roles on film, she asked emerging French New Wave star Gérard Blain (whom she knew from acting courses) if he could introduce her to director Claude Chabrol, with whom he had already done the successful Le beau Serge (1958) and was going to team up again in Les cousins (1959)


Having taken some lessons, she started to act on the stage in the 50's, appearing in theatrical productions of "La Tragédie des Albigeois" (1955), "La Maison Carrée" (1955) and "La Nuit Romaine" (1957), but failed to build a noteworthy stage career as several of her classmates had already done


Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville

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