Dominique Lavanant

Dominique Lavanant is best-known for playing dignified, upper-class women in various French comedies, although after achieving fame in the mid-to-late '70s, she began to take on more roles in serious dramas. Her career ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1944

Filmography

Actor (49)

Les vacances du petit Nicolas 2014 (Movie)

Mémé (Actor)

Pièce montée 2010 (Movie)

Vincent's mother (Actor)

Agathe Clery 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Soigne ta droite 2001 (Movie)

The Admiral's Wife (Actor)

The Monster 1996 (Movie)

Jolanda--Taccone's Wife (Actor)

Dead Tired 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Desire 1995 (Movie)

Henriette (Actor)

A Shadow of a Doubt 1993 (Movie)

Gabrielle the Primary School Teacher (Actor)

Les Amies de ma femme 1992 (Movie)

Marguerite (Actor)

Ville a Vendre 1992 (Movie)

Eva Montier (Actor)

Cross My Heart 1991 (Movie)

Claire's Mother (Actor)

Les Secrets professionnels du Docteur Apfelgluck 1991 (Movie)

Jacqueline Vidart (Actor)

Un Jeu d'enfant 1990 (Movie)

Leonie (Actor)

Quelques jours avec moi 1989 (Movie)

Madame Fonfrin (Actor)

I Hate Actors 1988 (Movie)

Miss Davis (Actor)

Agent Trouble 1987 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

L' Oeil au beurre noir 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Perroni (Actor)

Rendez-vous 1987 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

Kamikaze 1986 (Movie)

Laure Frontenac (Actor)

Le Debutant 1986 (Movie)

Marguerite (Actor)

Mort un dimanche de pluie 1986 (Movie)

Hazel Bronsky (Actor)

Trois hommes et un couffin 1986 (Movie)

Madame Rapons (Actor)

Words and Music 1986 (Movie)

Florence (Actor)

Les Freres Petard 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Billy ze Kick 1984 (Movie)

Madam Achere (Actor)

La Smala 1984 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Sac de Noeuds 1984 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Entre Nous 1983 (Movie)

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Les Nanas 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Debout les Crabes la Mer Monte! 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Leopard 1982 (Movie)

Pauline (Actor)

Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hotel des Ameriques 1981 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

Les Hommes preferent les grosses 1980 (Movie)

Arlette (Actor)

A Little Romance 1979 (Movie)

Madame Cormier (Actor)

Inspecteur la Bavure 1979 (Movie)

Marie-Anne Prossant (Actor)

La Boum 1979 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Courage Fuyons 1978 (Movie)

Mathilda Belhomme (Actor)

Le Cheval d'Orgueil 1978 (Movie)

Marie-Jeanne (Actor)

Les Bronzes font du ski 1978 (Movie)

Christiane (Actor)

Cause toujours... tu m'interesses! 1977 (Movie)

Ex-Femme de Francois (Actor)

Peppermint Soda 1977 (Movie)

Mathematics Professor (Actor)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

Christiane (Actor)

Un Papillon sur l'Epaule 1977 (Movie)

Jeune Femme de La Cathedrale (Actor)

Vas-Y Maman 1977 (Movie)

La Voisine (Actor)

Comme la Lune 1976 (Movie)

Yvette (Actor)

Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine 1976 (Movie)

Queen of France (Actor)

Biography

Dominique Lavanant is best-known for playing dignified, upper-class women in various French comedies, although after achieving fame in the mid-to-late '70s, she began to take on more roles in serious dramas. Her career began with Le Splendid, a troupe of French actors and writers whose films included 1978's "Les Bronzes", a satire of life at posh resorts and the people who frequent them. She played Christiane, one of the holiday seekers who becomes part of the humorous couplings and un-couplings, and the film was successful enough to inspire a sequel in '79, in which she reprised the role. Toward the end of the '70s, she also appeared in the comedy "Courage fuyons", earning her first César nomination for supporting actress opposite Jean Rochefort and Catherine Deneuve; and during the '80s, she perfected her onscreen persona in "3 hommes et un couffin" and other films. By the middle of the decade, Lavanant appeared in some of her better-known dramatic fare, including the sexually charged "Rendez-vous" and the thriller "Agent trouble", the latter also featuring Deneuve. She was arguably at the height of her film career at this time, receiving César nominations for supporting actress three times from '86 to '89, winning for "Agent trouble". Within a few years, she was investigating crimes on television as the star of her first series, "Imogène", and starting in 2002, headlined "SoeurThérèse.com" as a nun who regularly helps out a police inspector.

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