French actresses who deceased at age 55

Here are 2 famous actresses from France died at 55:

Josette Andriot

Josette Andriot (August 23, 1886 Paris-May 13, 1942 Antibes) also known as Camille √Člisa Andriot was a French actor.

Josette Andriot started her career in the entertainment industry as a stage actress. She performed in theaters in Paris and throughout France before making her transition to the film industry. In 1908, she made her film debut in the short film "Le miroir magique". She became known for her work in silent films, and throughout her career, she acted in more than one hundred films, in France and America.

Andriot was considered one of the top stars of French cinema during the silent era. She was known for her beauty and captivating performances in films like "The Phantom Carriage" (1921) and "The French Doll" (1923), which were both international successes.

Throughout the 1930s, Andriot continued to act, although her roles were smaller and less frequent. She retired from the film industry in the mid-1930s and moved to Antibes, a town on the French Riviera, where she spent the rest of her life.

During the German occupation of France, she continued to live in Antibes, but she participated in the resistance movement against the Nazi regime. She was captured and executed by the Germans in May of 1942, at the age of 55. She is remembered as one of the greatest actresses of early French cinema, and a martyr of the resistance movement during World War II.

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Junie Astor

Junie Astor (December 11, 1911 Marseille-August 22, 1967 Sainte-Magnance) also known as Rolande Jeanne Risterucci was a French actor.

She died in traffic collision.

Junie Astor began her acting career in the 1930s, appearing in a number of French films. She was often cast in supporting roles, but her talent and on-screen presence made her a memorable part of many popular movies. Some of her most notable roles included portrayals of Ma Pompadour in Napoleon (1935) and Ginette in Le Jour se Leve (1939).

Despite her promising career, Astor's life was cut tragically short when she was killed in a car accident at the age of 55. Her death was a shock to the French film industry, and she is remembered as one of the talented actors of her generation.

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