French actress Andrea Ferreol has worked consistently since the start of her career in 1971. Her first break came in 1973 in Marco Ferreri's erotic, award-winning "The Grande Bouffe", starring Marcello Mastroianni. The following year, she starred in Sergio Bazzini's "One Woman's Lover", and later in "Cookies", for which she earned a Cesar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Working throughout Europe and the U.S. during the '70s, Ferreol appeared in auteur filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Despair" based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. In 1979 she co-starred in the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, "The Tin Drum", alongside David Bennent. Ferreol received her second Cesar nomination in 1981, for Francois Truffaut's "The Last Metro" starring Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, and Jean Poiret. She returned to Italian cinema in Francesco Rosi's Oscar-nominated "Three Brothers" in 1981. While Ferreol has continued to play starring roles in films and, increasingly in the '90s and '00s, television, her films have not been as critically successful as they were in the '70s and '80s.