Tcherina, Ludmilla (1924–2004)

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Tcherina, Ludmilla (1924–2004)

French ballerina and actress. Name variations: Ludmila or Ludmilla Tchérina; Monique Audran, Monika Tchemerzin. Born Monique Tchemerzine (or Tchemerzina), Oct 10, 1924, in Paris, France; died Mar 21, 2004, in Paris; dau. of a French mother and Georgian general; trained at the school of the Paris Opéra; m. Edmond Audran (actor, died 1951); m. Raymond Roi.

At Paris Opéra, created role of Juliet in Serge Lifar's Romeo and Juliet (1942); danced with Opéra de Marseilles and was a prima ballerina with Monte Carlo Ballet, where she created roles in Lifar's Mephisto Valse (1946); starred in French and foreign films, including Un revenant, The Red Shoes, La Belle que voilà, The Tales of Hoffman, The Legend of Parsifal, Spartacus, The Daughter of Mata Hari, Sign of the Pagan, Oh Rosalinda!, Lune de Miel, Les amants de Teruel and Une ravissante idiote.

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