Canadian actresses who were born in 1931

Here are 8 famous actresses from Canada were born in 1931:

Toby Robins

Toby Robins (March 13, 1931 Toronto-March 21, 1986 London) was a Canadian journalist and actor.

She began her career as a journalist, working for the Toronto Star and later moving to London to work for The Daily Telegraph. However, she eventually left journalism to pursue acting, studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She appeared in several British television shows and films, including "Coronation Street" and "The Vortex." Robins was also a notable voice actress, lending her voice to various radio dramas and narrations. In addition to her work in entertainment, she was an advocate for animal rights and served as a trustee for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. Robins passed away from cancer at the age of 55.

Denise Filiatrault

Denise Filiatrault (May 16, 1931 Montreal-) a.k.a. Denise Filiatrault-Lucienne, Denise Lapointe or Denyse Filiatrault is a Canadian film director, actor and screenwriter. Her children are called Daniele Lorain and Sophie Lorain.

Denise Filiatrault started her career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing in various movies and TV series. She then went on to become a successful director, known for her work in both French and English language productions. Some of her notable films include "La Florida" (1993), "2 secondes" (1998), and "Maman Last Call" (2005). She has also been a prominent figure in theatre, founding the Théâtre des Variétés in Montreal in 1972. In addition to her contributions to the arts, Filiatrault has also been an advocate for women's rights and social justice causes in Canada. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including the Order of Canada in 2001 and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2006.

Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland (June 30, 1931 Toronto-June 27, 1998 Toronto) was a Canadian filmmaker, actor, film director, cinematographer, film editor, artist and visual artist.

She was widely considered to be one of Canada's most important and innovative experimental filmmakers of the 20th century. Wieland's work often explored themes related to Canadian nationalism, feminism, and environmentalism. In addition to her film work, Wieland was an accomplished visual artist and created intricate mixed media pieces using materials such as fabric, paint, and thread. She received numerous honours during her career, including the Order of Canada and the Toronto Arts Award. Today, her work is recognized as being a critical part of Canada's cultural history, and her influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary Canadian artists.

Andrée Lachapelle

Andrée Lachapelle (November 13, 1931 Mile End, Montreal-) a.k.a. Andree Lachapelle or Andrée Lachapelle, OC CQ is a Canadian actor. She has one child, Nathalie Gadouas.

Lachapelle began her career in the theater, where she worked for over four decades, both as an actor and director. She is known for her dynamic performances in French-language theaters across Quebec, including the Montreal-based Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. In addition to her theater work, Lachapelle has also appeared in several films and television shows, earning critical acclaim for her performances in movies like "Les Bons Débarras" and "La Grenouille et la Baleine." Lachapelle has won numerous awards for her acting, including the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. She is hailed as a cultural icon in Quebec and has been recognized by the Quebec government for her contributions to the arts.

Maya Bond

Maya Bond (September 3, 1931-) is a Canadian actor.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Maya Bond began her career on stage before transitioning to film and television. She is best known for her roles in Canadian productions such as "The Beachcombers" and "Anne of Green Gables". Bond also made appearances in American productions such as "The X-Files" and "The Twilight Zone". In addition to her acting work, she was also involved in the Canadian theater scene as a director and drama teacher. Bond was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2008 in recognition of her contributions to the arts in Canada.

Suzanne Alexander

Suzanne Alexander (September 8, 1931 Toronto-September 21, 1975 San Francisco) a.k.a. Suzann Alexander or Gwendolyn Ann White was a Canadian actor.

She began her career in the 1950s working in theater productions across Canada before transitioning to TV and film. Alexander notably appeared in the TV series "Playdate" and "Street Legal". She also had roles in films such as "Scream Bloody Murder" and "Police Nurse". Alexander was praised for her versatile acting skills and commitment to her craft. Unfortunately, her promising career was cut short when she tragically passed away at the age of 44 from pancreatic cancer. Alexander's contributions to the Canadian entertainment industry continue to be remembered and celebrated to this day.

Danielle Aubry

Danielle Aubry (October 15, 1931 Canada-) a.k.a. Danielle Aubrey, Daniele Aubry or Daniele Aubrey is a Canadian actor.

She was born in Montreal, Quebec and began her acting career in the early 1950s in the Canadian television series "Scope". Aubry won the Canadian Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1968 film "Isabel" and also appeared in the films "The Pyx" (1973) and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974). She also worked as a voice actor, providing the French voice for characters in animated films such as "The Care Bears Movie" (1985) and "Rock & Rule" (1983). Aubry has also worked on stage, appearing in productions such as "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Lion in Winter".

Yvon Dufour

Yvon Dufour (November 1, 1931 Québec-February 10, 1999 Montreal) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in 1956 and went on to appear in a number of films and television shows throughout his career. Dufour was a prominent actor in Quebec, where he appeared in several popular TV shows and films during the 1970s and 1980s. He was also known for his work in theater, having acted in numerous productions in both French and English. In addition to his acting work, Dufour was also an accomplished voice actor and narrator, lending his voice to a number of documentaries and animated films. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his career, including the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Dufour passed away in 1999 at the age of 67.

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