Héléne Surgére

Hlne Surgre was in her thirties when she abandoned a thriving business career. She was spotted in a photo-story by Paul Vecchiali, who cast her in "The Devil's Tricks" in 1966. In all, they made nine features together ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1928 in Cauderan, Gironde, FR

Filmography

Actor (36)

Demandez La Permission Aux Enfants! 2007 (Movie)

Bonne Maman (Actor)

Ensemble, C'Est Tout 2007 (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

A Vot' Bon Coer 2004 (Movie)

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Intimate Strangers 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Mulon (Actor)

Ce Jour-la 2002 (Movie)

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My Life On Ice 2002 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

Lise et Andre 2000 (Movie)

Lise's Mother (Actor)

Time Regained 2000 (Movie)

Francoise (Actor)

A la place du coeur 1998 (Movie)

The Vendor (Actor)

The Bet 1996 (Movie)

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La Cavale des Fous 1993 (Movie)

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Un Vampire au paradis 1992 (Movie)

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Je t'ai dans la peau 1990 (Movie)

Superiorin (Actor)

Australia 1989 (Movie)

Madam Pierson (Actor)

La Fille du magicien 1989 (Movie)

Velia (Actor)

Attention Bandits 1988 (Movie)

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Trois places pour le 26 1988 (Movie)

Librarian (Actor)

Zone Rouge 1986 (Movie)

Claire's Mother (Actor)

Drugstore Romance 1984 (Movie)

Jeanne Michele (Actor)

L' Air du Crime 1983 (Movie)

Elena (Actor)

En Haut des Marches 1982 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

Un Chien dans un Jeu de Quilles 1982 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

C'est la Vie! 1979 (Movie)

Delordre (Actor)

Cauchemars 1979 (Movie)

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La Femme-Enfant 1979 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Corps A Coeur 1978 (Movie)

Jeanne-Michele (Actor)

Les Belles Manieres 1977 (Movie)

Helene Courtray (Actor)

The Bronte Sisters 1977 (Movie)

Madame Robinson (Actor)

Barocco 1976 (Movie)

Antoinette (Actor)

L' Aigle et La Colombe 1976 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

La Machine 1976 (Movie)

Psychiatre (Actor)

Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom 1976 (Movie)

Signora Vaccari (Actor)

Don't Change Hands 1974 (Movie)

Francoise Bourgeois (Actor)

Souvenirs d'en France 1974 (Movie)

Lucie (Actor)

Women Women 1973 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

L' Affaire Marcorelle 1949 (Movie)

Miss Pingaux (Actor)

Biography

Héléne Surgére was in her thirties when she abandoned a thriving business career. She was spotted in a photo-story by Paul Vecchiali, who cast her in "The Devil's Tricks" in 1966. In all, they made nine features together, with Surgére becoming his subversive muse in "Femmes Femmes" (in which she co-starred with Sonia Saviange as fading actresses seeking solace in alcohol and memories), "Don't Change Hands" (which saw her playing a politician pursuing her son's blackmailer) and "Corps à coeur", in which her fiftysomething pharmacist falls for younger mechanic Nicolas Silberg. However, Surgére achieved international notoriety as the outwardly respectable bourgeois reading the Marquis de Sade in Pier Paolo Pasolini's scathing denunciation of fascist excess, "Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom". Alternating between stage and screen, she impressed as the repressed housewife in "Fine Manners" and the chubby secretary in the conspiracy thriller "The Marcorelle Affair". She also worked with such notables as André Téchiné on the romantic thriller "Barocco" and the historical biopic "The Brontë Sisters", Jacques Demy on the musical "Three Seats for the 26th", Raoul Ruiz in the Proust adaptation "Time Regained", James Ivory on the culture clash satire "Le Divorce", Patrice Leconte on the psychological comedy "Intimate Strangers" and Claude Berri on the touching tale of crossing fates, "Ensemble, c'est tout". Shortly before her death, she joined the prestigious Comédie Française for Chekhov's "Three Sisters".

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