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Stéphane Audran

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Stéphane Audran
Colette Suzanne Dacheville

(1932-11-08)8 November 1932
Died27 March 2018(2018-03-27) (aged 85)
Paris, France
Years active1957–2018
(m. 1954; div. 1956)

(m. 1964; div. 1980)
ChildrenThomas Chabrol

Stéphane Audran (born Colette Suzanne Dacheville; 8 November 1932 – 27 March 2018) was a French actress. She was known for her performances in award-winning films such as The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and Babette's Feast (1987), and in critically acclaimed films like The Big Red One (1980) and Violette Nozière (1978).


Audran was raised by her mother after her father, a doctor, died while she was young.[1] In 1964, she married director and screenwriter Claude Chabrol, after a short marriage to the actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. Her son by her marriage to Chabrol (which ended in 1980) is the actor Thomas Chabrol (born in 1963).

Her first major role was in Chabrol's film Les Cousins (1959). She later appeared in most of Chabrol's films. Some of the more noteworthy of his films Audran appeared in were Les Bonnes Femmes (1960), La Femme Infidèle (1968), Les Biches (1968) as a wealthy bisexual who becomes involved in a ménage à trois (she first gained notice in this), Le Boucher (1970) as a school teacher in rural France, Juste Avant La Nuit (1971), and Violette Nozière (1978). She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in Les Biches at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

She also appeared in the first film of Éric Rohmer (Signe du Lion), and in films by Jean Delannoy (La Peau de Torpedo), Gabriel Axel (Babette's Feast, as the mysterious cook Babette), Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de Torchon, as the wife of the cop turned serial killer) and Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One). The most celebrated of her non-Chabrol roles was as Alice Senechal in Luis Buñuel's Oscar-winning film Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972).

Also appearing in English-language productions, Audran appeared in American features, including The Black Bird (1975), and in TV serials, including Brideshead Revisited (1981), Mistral's Daughter (1984) and The Sun Also Rises (1984). She starred in the 1974 film version of Agatha Christie's mystery And Then There Were None.

Audran won a French César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Violette Nozière (1978), and a British Film Academy award for her part in Just Before Nightfall (1975).

Audran died early on 27 March 2018, following a long illness. Her son Thomas reported that his mother had been in hospital for ten days and then had returned home, and died there at around 2 am.[3][4][5]



Year Title Role Genre Notes / (English title)
1957 Le Jeu de la nuit
1958 La Bonne tisane Aline Monnier
Les Amants de Montparnasse Une fille à la terrasse Uncredited, (The Lovers of Montparnasse)
1959 Les Cousins Françoise
1960 Les Bonnes Femmes Ginette
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak Charlotte Short
1961 Les Godelureaux Xavière, la danseuse / Xavière, the dancer (Wise Guys)
Saint Tropez Blues Lucie Short
1962 Le Signe du lion La patronne de l'hôtel (The Sign of Leo)
L'Œil du malin Hélène (The Third Lover / The Eye of Evil)
1963 Landru Fernande Segret (Bluebeard)
1964 Les Durs à cuire ou Comment supprimer son prochain sans perdre l'appétit Rika Lormond
Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche La chanteuse d'opéra Uncredited, (Code Name: Tiger)
1965 Paris vu par... The mother (segment La Muette), (Six in Paris)
Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha Olga (Blue Panther)
1966 La Ligne de démarcation La femme du Dr. Lafaye / Wife (Line of Demarcation)
1967 Le Scandale Jacqueline Belling / Lydia (The Champagne Murders)
1968 Les Biches Frédérique (The Does)
1969 La Femme infidèle Hélène Desvallées (The Unfaithful Wife)
1970 Le Boucher Hélène (The Butcher)
La Peau de torpedo Dominique Krestowitz
La Rupture Hélène Régnier (The Breach )
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Anita Caldwell (The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun)
1971 Juste avant la nuit Hélène Masson (Just Before Nightfall)
Sans mobile apparent Hélène Vallée
Aussi loin que l'amour La femme de Michel
1972 Un meurtre est un meurtre [fr] Marie Kastner / Anne
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie Alice Sénéchal (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
1973 Les Noces rouges Lucienne Delamare (Wedding in Blood)
1974 Comment réussir quand on est con et pleurnichard Cécile Malempin (How to Do Well When You are a Jerk and a Crybaby)
Le Cri du cœur Claire, la mère d'Alexandre (The Heart's Cry)
And Then There Were None Ilona Morgan
Vincent, François, Paul... et les autres Catherine - La femme de Vincent
1975 Hay que matar a B. Susana
The Black Bird Anna Kemidov
1976 Chi dice donna, dice donna Mimì / Chantal (segment Donne d'affari)
The Twist Claire Brandels
1977 Silver Bears Shireen Firdausi
Des Teufels Advokat Anne - Contessa di Sanctis (The Devil's Advocate)
Mort d'un pourri Christiane (Death of a Corrupt Man)
1978 Les Liens de sang Mrs. Lowery
Violette Nozière Germaine Nozière César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1979 Eagle's Wing The Widow
Le Gagnant Hélène Dupré-Granval
1980 Le Soleil en face Geneviève
The Big Red One Underground Walloon Fighter at Asylum
Le Cœur à l'envers Jeanne
La Cage aux folles 2
1981 Les Plouffe Mme Boucher (The Plouffe Family )
Coup de torchon Huguette Cordier
1982 Boulevard des assassins Francine
Le Choc Jeanne Faulques Uncredited, (The Shock)
Paradis pour tous Edith
1983 Mortelle randonnée The grey lady (Deadly Circuit)
La Scarlatine Minon Palazzi
1984 Les Voleurs de la nuit Isabelle's mother (Thieves After Dark)
The Blood of Others Gigi
The Bay Boy Blanche Uncredited
1985 Chicken with Vinegar Madame Cuno
Night Magic Janice
La Cage aux folles 3: Elles se marient Matrimonia
1986 La Gitane Brigitte
Suivez mon regard La femme du téléphage
1987 Babette's Feast Babette Hersant (Babettes gæstebud)
Faceless Mme Sherman
The Cry of the Owl
Cinématon #926
1988 Les Saisons du plaisir Bernadette
Corps z'a corps Edna Chabert
Il Nido del ragno Mrs. Kuhn
1989 Manika, une vie plus tard Soeur Amanda
1990 La Messe en si mineur Marie-Laure Villegrain
Jours tranquilles à Clichy Adrienne (Quiet Days in Clichy)
Sons Florence
1992 Betty Laure
The Turn of the Screw Mrs. Grose
1995 Le Fils de Gascogne Herself / En personne (Gascogne's Son)
Au petit Marguery Joséphine
1996 Maximum Risk Chantal Moreau
1997 Arlette Diane
1998 Madeline Lady Covington
1999 Belle maman Brigitte
2000 Le Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz Lulu Kreutz
2001 J'ai faim !!! Gaby, la mère de Lily comedy (I'm Hungry)
2002 Ma femme s'appelle Maurice Jacqueline Boisdain (My Wife's Name Is Maurice)
2008 The Girl from Monaco Édith Lassalle
2018 The Other Side of the Wind Stéphane Audran (final film role)


Year Title Role Genre Notes
1973 Tatort Dr. Bogdanovich episode: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
1979 Orient-Express La baronne Maria von Pallberg (segment Maria)
1981 Le Marteau piqueur Marianne Bernejoul
Le Beau monde Ariane TV movie
Brideshead Revisited Cara
1982 Les affinités électives Charlotte TV movie
La Marseillaise Juliette Poussin TV movie
1984 Mistral's Daughter Paula Deslandes
The Sun Also Rises Georgette
1986 Isola, Un Signora Lecoq
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Pauline de la Rochelle TV movie
1989 Champagne Charlie Thérèse TV movie
1990 TECX Isabelle Souverain
1992 Weep No More, My Lady Minna TV movie
Le Droit à l'oubli TV movie
1994 L'Évanouie Claire TV movie
1996 Petit Françoise TV movie
1997 Un printemps de chien Geneviève TV movie
2000 La Bicyclette bleue
2004 Sissi, l'impératrice rebelle Sophie
2005 La Battante Edwige Fournier
Trois femmes… un soir d'été Louise Bonnier


  1. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (27 March 2018). "Stéphane Audran, Star in Oscar-Winning 'Babette's Feast,' Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1968: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  3. ^ "Stephane Audran, Star of 'Babette's Feast,' Dies at 85". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "French star Stephane Audran dies at 85". BBC News. BBC News. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Mort de Stéphane Audran, la muse de Claude Chabrol" [Death of Stéphane Audran, the muse of Claude Chabrol] (in French). 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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