Bovy, Berthe (1887–1977)

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Bovy, Berthe (1887–1977)

Belgian-born actress. Name variations: Betty Bovy. Born Jan 6, 1887, in Liège, Belgium; died Feb 26, 1977; m. Pierre Fresnay (actor), 1923.

Made stage debut at the Comédie Française as Adrienne in M. Alphonse (1907), where she continued to appear in classical roles including Lucinde in Le Médecin Malgré Lui, Marianne in L'Avare, Angélique in Le Malade Imaginaire, Henriette in Les Femmes Savantes, Psyche in L'Amour, Isabelle in Les Plaideurs, Chérubin in Le Mariage de Figaro, and Rosine in Le Barbier de Seville; other plays include Les Romanesques, La Visite de Noces, La Robe Rouge, L'anglais tel qu'on le parie, La Princesse Georges, Le Monde où l'on s'ennuie, Connais-toi, and Poil de Carotte; created the lead roles in Polyphème, Cher Maître, Primerose, L'Embuscade, La Nouvell Idole, L'Envoûtée, La Course du Flambeau, Les Deux Ecoles, Circé and La voix humaine (1932), among others; films include La Terre, Le Déserteur, La belle aventure and La Maison Bonnadieu.