French actresses who deceased in 2001

Here are 4 famous actresses from France died in 2001:

Carole Fredericks

Carole Fredericks (June 5, 1952 Springfield-June 7, 2001 Dakar) also known as Carole Denise Fredericks, Carol Fredericks or Lady Carol Miles was a French singer and actor.

She was born to an African-American father and a French mother and grew up in the United States. Fredericks began her career in music in the 1980s, performing in several different bands and establishing herself as a talented vocalist. She eventually moved to France, where she gained wider recognition for her soulful, powerful singing style.

In addition to her music career, Fredericks also worked as an actress, appearing in several films and television shows throughout the 1990s. Despite her success, she remained relatively unknown outside of France. Fredericks passed away tragically at the age of 49 due to heart failure while on tour in Senegal. She is remembered for her dynamic voice and contributions to French music.

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Corinne Calvet

Corinne Calvet (April 30, 1925 Paris-June 23, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Corinne Dibos or Corinne Calvert was a French actor. She had one child, Robin Stone.

Born as Corinne Dibos in Paris, France in 1925, Corinne Calvet began her career in the French film industry before moving on to Hollywood in the 1940s. Calvet appeared alongside notable actors such as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, and Jane Russell. She made her Hollywood debut in 1948 as a dancer in the film "If You Knew Susie." Calvet also worked as a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and published her memoir, "Has Corinne Been a Good Girl?", in 1963. She passed away in Los Angeles in 2001 at the age of 76.

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Maria Cardinal

Maria Cardinal (March 9, 1929 Algiers-May 9, 2001 Valréas) also known as Marie. Cardinal, Simone Odette Maria Theresa Cardinal, Maria CARDINAL or Marie Cardinal was a French screenwriter, actor and writer. Her children are called Alice Ronfard, Benedict Ronfard and Benedict Ronfard.

Maria Cardinal began her career as an actor in the 1950s, performing with several theater companies. She then turned to writing and published her first novel, "Les Mots pour le dire" ("Words to Say It"), in 1975. The novel, which dealt with the theme of sexual abuse, became a bestseller and was later adapted into a film.

Cardinal continued to write novels and also became involved in screenwriting. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film "Uranus" (1990), which won several awards. Her other notable works include "The Words to Say It" (1988), "Genevieve" (1992), and "Au pays des ombres blanches" (1995).

In addition to her successful writing career, Cardinal was also an advocate for women's rights and was involved in feminist activism. She was a member of the French government's Commission on Women's Rights and fought for the rights of lesbian mothers in custody battles.

Maria Cardinal passed away in 2001 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy as a prominent writer and feminist activist.

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Rosine Deréan

Rosine Deréan (February 23, 1910 Paris-March 14, 2001 Genillé) a.k.a. Rosine Derean was a French actor.

She started her career in the 1930s and appeared in over 40 films. Deréan was most active during the 1930s and 1940s, starring in several popular French films, such as "L'Épouvante" (1936) and "Le Roman D'un Tricheur" (1936). She also appeared in British films such as "The Beggar's Opera" (1953) and Italian films such as "The Glass Wall" (1953). In addition to her film career, Deréan also performed on stage and was a member of the Comédie-Française from 1952 to 1961. She retired from acting in the 1970s and spent her later years operating a vineyard in the Loire Valley.

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