French actresses who deceased in 2007

Here are 6 famous actresses from France died in 2007:

Solveig Dommartin

Solveig Dommartin (May 16, 1961 Constantine-January 11, 2007 Paris) was a French actor. Her child is called Venus.

Solveig Dommartin began her career as a trapeze artist in a travelling circus before shifting to acting, and made her film debut in "The State of Things" (1982), which was directed by Wim Wenders. She went on to work with Wenders in several other films, including "Wings of Desire" (1987), where she played the role of a circus performer named Marion. In addition to her work in films, she also acted in various stage productions.

Dommartin was known for her striking looks and unique screen presence. She was a versatile actor who could perform both intense and light-hearted roles effortlessly. After her successful collaborations with Wenders, she also acted in films by other directors, including Jacques Rivette's "La Bande des Quatre" (1988) and Jean-Jacques Beineix's "IP5: L'Île aux pachydermes" (1992).

Unfortunately, Dommartin's life was cut short when she passed away at the age of 45 due to a heart attack in Paris on January 11, 2007. Her legacy as a talented actor continues to inspire artists and performers to this day.

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Colette Brosset

Colette Brosset (February 21, 1922 Paris-March 1, 2007 Paris) a.k.a. Colette Marie Claudette Brosset was a French actor, choreographer and writer.

Colette Brosset had a career in entertainment that spanned almost six decades. She started her career in the 1940s as a dancer, performing at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. She then transitioned to acting and became well-known for her comedic roles, appearing in countless films, TV shows, and stage productions.

Brosset also worked as a choreographer, both in France and internationally. She is credited with choreographing productions for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Brigitte Bardot, and Tino Rossi.

In addition to her work in entertainment, Brosset was also a writer. She penned several books, including a memoir and a cookbook.

Throughout her lifetime, Brosset received numerous honours and awards for her contributions to French culture, including the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit.

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Maïa Simon

Maïa Simon (November 10, 1939 Marseille-September 19, 2007 Zürich) also known as Maia Simon was a French actor.

She started her acting career in the 1960s and appeared in more than 40 films and television shows over the course of her career. Some of her notable performances include roles in films such as "Week-end" (1967), "Les Gauloises Bleues" (1968), and "Le Cri du cormoran le soir au-dessus des jonques" (1971). She was also known for her work in theater and was a member of the prestigious Comédie-Française from 1969 to 1972. Simon lived most of her later life in Switzerland, where she continued to act until her death in 2007 at the age of 67.

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Nicole Stéphane

Nicole Stéphane (May 27, 1923 Paris-March 13, 2007 Paris) also known as Nicole de Rothschild, Baroness Nicole de Rothschild or Nicole Stephane was a French actor, film producer and film director.

Nicole Stéphane began her career as an actor in the theater and later moved on to film. She appeared in several films, including Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" and Alain Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad". In addition to acting, Stéphane also produced notable films such as "Le beau Serge" and "Les Cousins" by Claude Chabrol.

Later in her career, Stéphane moved behind the camera and directed several films including "The Ride to the Abyss" and "The Pleasure of Love". She was the first woman to be admitted to the French Society of Film Directors.

In addition to her work in the film industry, Stéphane was also a prominent figure in French high society. She was married to the baron Guy de Rothschild, head of the Rothschild banking family, until his death in 2007. Nicole Stéphane passed away later that same year at the age of 83.

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Gisèle Pascal

Gisèle Pascal (September 17, 1921 Cannes-February 2, 2007 Nîmes) also known as Gisele Pascal, Gisèle Pascal, Giselle Marie Madeleine Tallone, Gisèle Marie Madeleine Tallone or Giselle Pascal was a French actor. Her child is called Pascale Pellegrin.

Gisèle Pascal began her career as a cabaret singer and model before transitioning to acting. She starred in several French films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including "Fanfan la Tulipe" (1952) and "Les Grandes Manœuvres" (1955). In addition to her acting work, she also authored a cookbook and hosted a television show about cooking. She was married to French actor Raymond Pellegrin from 1955 until his death in 2007. After retiring from acting, Pascal lived a quiet life in the south of France until her death at the age of 85.

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Danièle Gégauff

Danièle Gégauff otherwise known as Danielle Gegauff Rosencranz, Danièle Rosencranz, Danielle Rosencraz or Danielle Gegauff was a French film producer and actor. She had one child, Clemence Gegauff.

Danièle Gégauff was born on October 4, 1941, in Paris, France. She began her career in the film industry as an actor, making her debut in the 1964 film "Bande à part" directed by Jean-Luc Godard. She appeared in several other renowned French films such as "Pierrot le Fou" and "Weekend" also directed by Godard.

In 1966, Gégauff transitioned into producing films and founded her own production company, Les Films de l'Atalante. She produced several notable French films such as "Le Boucher" directed by Claude Chabrol, "Les Noces Rouges" directed by Chabrol, and "L'Amour Fou" directed by Jacques Rivette.

Gégauff also wrote and directed two films, "Le temps de la réflexion" in 1973 and "Après la réconciliation" in 1982.

Throughout her career, Gégauff was known for her collaborations with the French New Wave filmmakers and was considered an influential figure in the French film industry during the 1960s and 1970s. She passed away on October 1, 2020, at the age of 78.

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