French actresses who deceased in 1959

Here are 2 famous actresses from France died in 1959:

Sylvia Lopez

Sylvia Lopez (August 24, 1936 Vienna-November 20, 1959 Rome) also known as Tania Karen, Sylvia Sinclair, Tatjana Bernt or Sylvia Sainclair was a French actor.

Lopez initially gained popularity as a model before transitioning to acting, where she starred in several French and Italian films throughout the 1950s. Her breakthrough role came in the film "La legge," directed by Jules Dassin, in 1959, which received critical acclaim and cemented her status as an up-and-coming actress. Unfortunately, Lopez's promising career was cut short when she died in a car accident in Rome at the young age of 23. Despite her brief time in the entertainment industry, Lopez left a lasting mark on cinema as an actress with great potential, leaving audiences wondering what could have been.

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Gabrielle Fontan

Gabrielle Fontan (April 16, 1873 Bordeaux-September 8, 1959 Juvisy-sur-Orge) also known as Gabrielle Marie Jos├ęphine Pene-Castel or Fontan was a French actor.

She began her career on stage in the late 19th century and eventually transitioned to film. Fontan was known for her supporting roles in French cinema during the silent film era. She appeared in over 80 films including classics such as "Les Vampires" and "Boudu Saved from Drowning". Despite her success, Fontan retired from acting in 1927 due to treatment for tuberculosis. She later returned to the stage and toured France with her one-woman show. Fontan was also an accomplished artist and her drawings illustrate some of the books she wrote later in life.

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