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Dorléac, Françoise (1942–1967)

French actress Born in Paris, France, on March 21, 1942 (some sources cite 1941); died in Nice, France, in 1967; the third of four daughters of Maurice and Renée (Deneuve) Dorléac (both actors); older sister of Catherine Deneuve.

Selected films:

Mensonges (1959); La Fille aux Yeux d'Or (The Girl with the Golden Eyes, 1961); Ce Soir ou Jamais (1961); Le Jeu de la Vérité (1961); Tout l'Or du Monde (1961); Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin (1962); L'Homme de Rio (That Man from Rio, 1964); La Chasse a L'Homme (Male Hunt, 1964); La Peau Douce (The Soft Skin, 1964); Genghis Khan (US/UK/Ger./Yug., 1965); Where the Spies Are (UK, 1966); Cul-de-sac (UK, 1966); Billion Dollar Brain (UK, 1967); Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967).

Françoise Dorléac, the elder sister of film star Catherine Deneuve , made her screen debut in 1959, after a short stage career. Talented and beautiful, Dorléac was at the height of a brilliant international career as a leading lady when she was killed in a fiery automobile crash in Nice, France. At the time of her death, she had just finished shooting The Young Girls of Rochefort with Deneuve, the fourth film the sisters had made together.

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