Danielle Darrieux

Affectionately known as "D. D." to her fans, Danielle Darrieux established herself early on as a superb dramatic actress in films like "Mayerling" (1936), but choices she made during World War II inadvertently ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1917 in France


Actor (45)

Pièce montée 2010 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

L' Heure zéro 2007 (Movie)


Persepolis 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Marjane's Grandmother (Actor)

Towards Zero 2007 (Movie)

Camilla Tresillian (Actor)

Nouvelle Chance 2006 (Movie)


I've Been Waiting So Long 2004 (Movie)


8 Women 2002 (Movie)

Mamy (Actor)

Ca ira mieux demain 2000 (Movie)


The Young Girls of Rochefort 1998 (Movie)

Yvonne Garnier (Actor)

The Universe of Jacques Demy 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Le Jour des Rois 1991 (Movie)

Armande (Actor)

Bille en Tete 1989 (Movie)

L'Arquebuse (Actor)

Quelques jours avec moi 1989 (Movie)

Madame Pasquier (Actor)

Le Lieu du Crime 1987 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

Corps et biens 1986 (Movie)

Madame Krantz (Actor)

En Haut des Marches 1982 (Movie)

Francoise Canavaggia (Actor)

Une Chambre en Ville 1981 (Movie)

Margot Langlois (Actor)

Le Cavaleur 1977 (Movie)

Suzanne Taylor (Actor)

L' Annee Sainte 1975 (Movie)

Duchess (Actor)

Divine 1974 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Roses rouges et Piments verts 1974 (Movie)


Birds in Peru 1968 (Movie)

Madame Fernande (Actor)

Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life 1967 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Sunday of Life 1964 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Le Diable et les Dix Commandements 1962 (Movie)

Clarisse (Actor)

Bluebeard 1961 (Movie)

Berthe Heon (Actor)

The Greengage Summer 1960 (Movie)


Marie-Octobre 1959 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1958 (Movie)

Lady Constance Chatterley (Actor)

House of Lovers 1957 (Movie)

Madame Caroline Hedouin (Actor)

Rouge et Noir 1957 (Movie)

Louise Renal (Actor)

Alexander the Great 1956 (Movie)

Olympias (Actor)

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

Agnes Sorel (Actor)

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

Eleonore Denuelle (Actor)

Le Plaisir 1954 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

The Earrings of Madame De... 1954 (Movie)

Countess Louise de (Actor)

Five Fingers 1952 (Movie)


Le Bon Dieu sans Confession 1952 (Movie)


La Ronde 1950 (Movie)

The Married Woman (Actor)

Occupe-toi d'Amelie 1948 (Movie)


Au petit bonheur 1946 (Movie)


The Rage of Paris 1937 (Movie)

Nicole de Cortillion (Actor)

Mayerling 1935 (Movie)


Mauvaise Graine 1933 (Movie)


Rich, Young and Pretty (Movie)

Marie Devarone (Actor)


Affectionately known as "D. D." to her fans, Danielle Darrieux established herself early on as a superb dramatic actress in films like "Mayerling" (1936), but choices she made during World War II inadvertently threatened her life. A resident of France during the occupation by Nazi Germany, Darrieux continued to work as an entertainer, an act that led her to being labeled a collaborator by the French underground and subjected to death threats. That cloud eventually faded and she continued to display considerable ability in classic films like "La Ronde" ("The Round") (1950), "Le Plaisir" ("Pleasure") (1952), "The Earrings of Madame de " (1953), and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967). One of France's most enduring performers, Darrieux had one of the longest-lasting careers in entertainment history, appearing in both motion picture and television productions well into her nineties.


Henri Decoin Director


Georges Mitsinkides

Married 1948 until his death in 1991

Porfirio Rubirosa



Paris Conservatoire




Voiced the grandmother in "Persepolis"; Marjane Satrapi's animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name


Cast in the ensemble, "8 femmes/8 Women"; a comedy murder-mystery directed by François Ozon


Appeared opposite Catherine Deneuve in "Le Lieu du Crime" a French drama directed by André Téchiné


Appeared in the short-lived productions of "Ambassador"


Replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical, "Coco," based on the life of Coco Chanel


Starred in the romantic comedy "La Robe Mauve de Valentine" at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris


Starred opposite Kenneth More in "The Greengage Summer"


Starred in "Lady Chatterley's Lover"; due to its content, the film was banned by the Catholic censors in the US


Played a supporting role in the epic "Alexander the Great" opposite Richard Burton; last American film


Appeared in "The Red and the Black" opposite Gérard Philipe


Starred opposite James Mason in "5 Fingers"


Returned to Hollywood to star in the musical, "Rich, Young and Pretty"


First US film role, "The Rage of Paris" opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.


Film acting debut in "Le Bal"

Continued to perform under the German occupation of France during World War II