Ginette Leclerc

Actor
Striking, voluptuous, brunette actress who appeared in over 100 French films from the early 1930s through the late 70s. Too often cast in vamp or "other woman" roles in mostly lightweight fare, Leclerc occasionally ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1912 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (10)

La Barricade du point du Jour 1977 (Movie)

Madame Bouroche (Actor)

Chobizenesse 1974 (Movie)

Dresser (Actor)

Spermula 1974 (Movie)

Gromama (Actor)

Le Rempart des Beguine 1971 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Les Volets Clos 1971 (Movie)

Felicie (Actor)

Popsy Pop 1969 (Movie)

Madame (Actor)

The Counterfeiters of Paris 1960 (Movie)

Lea (Actor)

Lovers' Net 1956 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Le Plaisir 1954 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

Le Corbeau (Movie)

Denise Saillens (Actor)

Biography

Striking, voluptuous, brunette actress who appeared in over 100 French films from the early 1930s through the late 70s. Too often cast in vamp or "other woman" roles in mostly lightweight fare, Leclerc occasionally landed stronger roles or was effectively cast against type. 1938 was a banner year for the actress, with good roles in the women's prison drama "Prison Without Bars" and, as the errant spouse, in Marcel Pagnol's rural tale, "The Baker's Wife." The war years brought Leclerc perhaps her most memorable role, as the crippled Denise in the suspense classic "Le Corbeau" (1943), though she also distinguished herself in postwar years as one of the prostitutes in the "House of Madame Tellier" episode of the masterful Max Ophuls trilogy, "Le Plaisir" (1951). One of her rare English-speaking appearances was in Joseph Strick's adaptation of Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer" (1970).

Relationships

Lucien Gallas

Companion
co-starred in play "La Loupiotte" (1936)

Lucien Leclerc

Husband
divorced in 1936 when she fell in love with co-star Lucien Gallas

Milestones

1942

Starred in Henri-Georges Clouzot's powerful "Le Corbeau"; film hurt by press campaign and banned until 1947

1938

Played in two of her most notable films: Leonide Moguy's "Prison sans Barreaux/Prison Without Bars" and in the title role of Marcel Pagnol's "La Femme du Boulanger/The Baker's Wife"

1937

Gained critical and popular attention with her role in Pierre Chenal's "L'Homme de Nulle Part/The Late Mathias Pascal"

Appeared in some of her earliest films, including "L'Enfant du Miracle/The Miracle Child" (1932), "Cette Vieille Canaille/The Old Devil" and "Toto" (both 1933)

Imprisoned for a year after the end of World War II for having worked with Germany's Continental Films, producers of "Le Corbeau"

Appeared in some of her last films in the 1970s, including "Chobizenesse/Show Business", "Spermula" (both 1975), and "Barricade du point du jour/Barricade on the Point du Jour" (1978)

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