One of France's most durable actors, with a career spanning more than seven decades, Dora Doll isn't a native of the country at all. She was born Dora Feinberg in Berlin, but was soon relocated to and stayed in France. Her first film appearance came when she was still a teenager, in a small, uncredited part in the 1938 saga about young theater actors "The Curtain Rises". That was the start of a very long and fruitful career that not only spanned decades, but also different genres and filmmaking styles. She worked with some of the top names in French cinema, such as directors Henri-Georges Clouzot (in 1949's "Manon") and Diane Kurys (in the 1977 coming-of-age period piece "Peppermint Soda"). Doll also took the occasional role in big-name, international Hollywood productions. She was part of a cast that included Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin in the sprawling World War II drama "The Young Lions" (1958). She also won a small but visible role in Fred Zinnemann's "Julia" (1977), a dramatization of the friendship between the title character and writer Lillian Hellman. In 2010, Doll appeared in the TV mini-series "Les chataigniers du desert". That appearance marked her eighth decade of activity as a screen actress.