Here are 8 famous actresses from France were born in 1900:
Ghislaine Dommanget (October 13, 1900 Reims-April 30, 1991 Neuilly-sur-Seine) otherwise known as Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget was a French actor.
She began her acting career in the 1920s and appeared in over 40 films throughout her career. Dommanget gained widespread recognition for her role as Queen Victoria in the 1951 film "Une histoire d'amour". Prior to her acting career, she was also a successful model, winning the title of Miss Paris in 1920. In 1947, she married Prince Felix of Luxembourg, becoming Her Royal Highness Princess Ghislaine of Luxembourg. She remained by his side until his death in 1970. After his death, she continued to be active in charity work and lived a quiet life in Neuilly-sur-Seine until her death at the age of 90.
Madeleine Renaud (February 21, 1900 Paris-September 23, 1994 Neuilly-sur-Seine) also known as Madeleine Renaud de la Comédie Francaise, Madeleine Renaud Sociétaire de la Comédie Française or Lucie Madeleine Renaud was a French actor. She had one child, Jean-Pierre Granval.
Madeleine Renaud began her acting career in the 1920s, where she performed in a variety of stage productions. She was later invited to join the Comédie-Française, where she became a prominent member and remained for more than four decades. Renaud's most notable performances included her portrayal of the title character in Jean Giraudoux's play "Eurydice" and Marguerite in Jean Anouilh's "Anouilh." In addition to her theater work, she also appeared in films such as "Les Misérables" (1934) and "Le Plaisir" (1952). Renaud was highly regarded for her contributions to French culture and was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1947. She remained active in the arts until her death in 1994 at the age of 94.
Catherine Hessling (June 22, 1900 Moronvilliers-September 28, 1979 La Celle-Saint-Cloud) a.k.a. Andrée Madeleine Heuschling Hessling or Andrée Madeleine Heuschling was a French actor. She had one child, Alain Renoir.
Catherine Hessling was best known for her association with the iconic French filmmaker Jean Renoir. She was married to him from 1920 until 1931, and appeared in several of his films during their marriage. Her performance in Renoir's film "Nana" (1926) was particularly praised by critics. After her divorce from Renoir, Hessling's acting career began to decline, and she made her final film appearance in 1936. She later worked as an assistant director on some of Renoir's later films, and also helped to edit his memoir. Despite her relatively brief career in film, Hessling's work with Renoir remains an important part of French cinema history.
Line Noro (February 22, 1900 Houdelaincourt-November 4, 1985 Paris) also known as Aline Simone Noro or Line Noro de la Comédie Française was a French actor.
She was born in Houdelaincourt, Meuse, France and began her acting career on the stage in 1925. Noro quickly rose to prominence in French theater, earning her a spot in the prestigious Comédie-Française in 1939. She was known for her powerful and emotional performances, especially in dramatic plays.
Noro also appeared in several films, including Jean Renoir's "The Crime of Monsieur Lange" (1936) and Marcel Carné's "Les Visiteurs du Soir" (1942). She continued to work in both theater and film throughout her career, earning critical acclaim and numerous awards for her performances.
In addition to her acting work, Noro was also an active member of the French Resistance during World War II, for which she was awarded the Legion of Honor.
Noro retired from the Comédie-Française in 1966, but continued to act in television and films until her death in Paris in 1985. She remains a celebrated figure in French theater and cinema.
Madeleine Fromet (February 21, 1900 Chauny-April 4, 1983 Bordeaux) also known as Madeleine Augustine Fromet was a French actor.
She began her acting career on stage in the 1920s and later transitioned to film in the 1930s. Fromet acted in more than 50 films, receiving critical acclaim for her performances in movies such as "Les Anges noirs" and "La Nuit fantastique". She was also known for her work in theater, appearing in numerous productions throughout her career. Fromet acted alongside many famous French actors of her time, such as Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan. Despite her success, she never achieved the level of international recognition as some of her peers, such as Catherine Deneuve or Brigitte Bardot. After retiring from acting in the 1970s, she lived quietly in Bordeaux until her death in 1983 at the age of 83.
Odette Roger (January 1, 1900 Marseille-August 24, 1985 La Penne-sur-Huveaune) a.k.a. Thérèse Marie Louise Vin or Odette Boyet was a French actor.
She began her acting career in theater in Marseille and later moved to Paris where she acted in several productions. Some of her most notable performances were in the films "La charrette fantôme" (1921), "L'Abbé Constantin" (1925) and "Gangster malgré lui" (1931). Odette also appeared on stage and on radio, showcasing her versatility as a performer. She was also a gifted singer and released a few recorded songs. Odette was known for her charming and graceful persona, which made her a popular figure among French audiences. Despite retiring from acting in the 1950s, she remained active in the entertainment industry, working as a journalist and a writer. Odette was married to the comic actor Robert Seller but the couple eventually divorced.
Josette France (June 25, 1900 Paris-November 3, 1988 Crèvecœur-le-Grand) also known as Madeleine Augustine Louise Frerebeau was a French actor.
She began her acting career in the 1920s and appeared in more than 60 films throughout her career. Some of her notable roles include her performance in the 1939 film "The Rules of the Game" directed by Jean Renoir and the 1956 film "Gervaise" directed by René Clément, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress award at the Venice Film Festival. France was also known for her stage work, particularly in the French theatre. Besides acting, she also contributed to the French resistance during World War II. After her retirement in 1962, France lived the remainder of her life in Crèvecœur-le-Grand, where she passed away in 1988 at the age of 88.
Marie Bell (December 23, 1900 Bègles-August 14, 1985 Neuilly-sur-Seine) a.k.a. Marie-Jeanne Bellon, Mary Bell, Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey or Marie Bell de la Comédie Française was a French actor and theatre director.
Marie Bell was born in the suburbs of Bordeaux, France, to a family of actors. She got her start on stage at the age of sixteen, and quickly gained a reputation for her powerful acting skills. In 1925, she joined the Comédie Française, one of the most prestigious theatre companies in France, and became one of its leading performers.
Over the course of her career, Marie Bell starred in numerous plays, both modern and classic, and worked with many of the greatest directors of her time. She was particularly known for her performances in the works of Molière and Racine, and was widely regarded as one of the most accomplished theatre actors of her generation.
In addition to her work as an actor, Marie Bell also directed several plays, and was instrumental in bringing modernist techniques and styles to the French stage. She was a mentor to many younger actors and directors, and her influence on French theatre was significant.
Marie Bell received many awards and honors during her career, including the Legion of Honor, the highest civilian award in France. She retired from the stage in 1962, but continued to be active in theatre circles until her death in 1985. Today, she is remembered as one of the greatest actors and directors in the history of French theatre.