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Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(born 22 August 1922) is a French actress and one of the last screen legends of the golden age. Life and career[edit] Born Micheline Nicole Julia Émilienne Chassagne in Paris, she wanted to be an actress from an early age. She took acting classes in her early teens and made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the 1937 production of La Fessée. In 1938 she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French cinema. Her rise to European stardom, in films such as Devil in the Flesh, led to offers from Hollywood
Hollywood
and in 1950 she was signed by 20th Century Fox. Using the easier to pronounce last name of "Prelle," her first Hollywood
Hollywood
production was a starring role opposite John Garfield
John Garfield
in the film Under My Skin directed by Jean Negulesco. That same year director Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
cast her opposite Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power
in the war drama American Guerrilla in the Philippines. In 1950 she became the second wife of American actor William Marshall with whom she had a daughter, Tonie. William Marshall had teamed up with actor Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn
and his production company and in 1951 he directed her and Flynn in the film Adventures of Captain Fabian. Presle's marriage did not last and she returned to France, divorcing Marshall in 1954. Her career flourished in French films and in 1957 she was a guest on the American Ed Sullivan Show. In 1959 she performed in the United Kingdom English-language production of Blind Date directed by Joseph Losey. She returned to Hollywood
Hollywood
in 1962 for the role of Sandra Dee's mother in the Universal Studios
Universal Studios
film If a Man Answers which also featured Dee's husband, singer Bobby Darin. The following year Presle acted again in English in The Prize starring Paul Newman. She did not make another English film but after performing in more than fifty films in French, in 1989 she appeared in the French-made bilingual production I Want to Go Home for which she was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Presle continues to act both in film and on television, and over her career she has made more than one hundred and fifty films. One of her more recent appearances is Venus Beauty Institute. Selected filmography[edit]

Girls in Distress (1939) They Were Twelve Women
They Were Twelve Women
(1940) Paradise Lost (1940) Comedy of Happiness (1940) Ecco la felicità (1940) They Were Twelve Women
They Were Twelve Women
(1940) Parade en 7 nuits (1941) Histoire de rire (1941) La Nuit fantastique
La Nuit fantastique
(1942) The Beautiful Adventure (1942) Le soleil a toujours raison (1943) Un seul amour (1943) Paris
Paris
Frills (1945) Twilight (1945) Fausse alerte (1945) Boule de suif (1945) Les jeux sont faits (1947) Devil in the Flesh (1947) Tous les chemins mènent à Rome (1949) The Last Days of Pompeii (1950) Under My Skin (1950) American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) Adventures of Captain Fabian
Adventures of Captain Fabian
(1951) La Dame aux camélias (fr) (1953) It Happened in the Park
It Happened in the Park
(1953) Les Impures (1954) House of Ricordi (1954) Napoléon (1955) Thirteen at the Table (1955) Beatrice Cenci (1956) The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful
The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful
(1956) Christine (1958) Blind Date (1959) Une fille pour l'été (fr) (1960) Mistress of the World
Mistress of the World
(1960) Les Grandes Personnes (fr) (1961) Five Day Lover (1961) The Assassin (1961) The Italian Brigands
The Italian Brigands
(1961) Le Diable et les Dix Commandements
Le Diable et les Dix Commandements
(1962) If a Man Answers
If a Man Answers
(1962) Venere Imperiale
Venere Imperiale
(1962) The Prize (1963) Dark Purpose
Dark Purpose
(1964) Male Hunt
Male Hunt
(1964) Je vous salue, mafia!
Je vous salue, mafia!
(1965) Le Roi de Cœur (1966) Peau d'Âne
Peau d'Âne
(1970) The Legend of Frenchie King
The Legend of Frenchie King
(1971) Devil in the Brain
Devil in the Brain
(1972) Clochemerle (1972) Thieves After Dark (1984) Fanfan
Fanfan
(1993) Les Misérables (1995) Le coeur à l'ouvrage (2000) Chouchou (2003) Vous êtes de la police ?
Vous êtes de la police ?
(2007) Musée haut, musée bas (2008) A Man and His Dog (2009) Going South (2009) Thelma, Louise et Chantal (2010) Hitler in Hollywood
Hollywood
(2011)

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Honorary César

1976–2000

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1976) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1976) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
(1977) Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1977) Robert Dorfmann (1978) René Goscinny
René Goscinny
(1978) Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1979) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1979) Pierre Braunberger (1980) Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(1980) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1981) Alain Resnais (1981) Georges Dancigers (1982) Alexandre Mnouchkine (1982) Jean Nény (1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Raimu
Raimu
(1983) René Clément
René Clément
(1984) Georges de Beauregard (1984) Edwige Feuillère
Edwige Feuillère
(1984) Christian-Jaque (1985) Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
(1985) Christine Gouze-Rénal (1985) Alain Poiré (1985) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1986) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1986) Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
(1986) René Ferracci (1986) Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(1986) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1987) Serge Silberman (1988) Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
(1989) Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(1989) Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(1990) Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
(1991) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1992) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1993) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(1993) Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1995) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
(1996) Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
(1997) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1997) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1998) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1998) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1999) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(1999) Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
(2000) Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(2000) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2000) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2000)

2001–present

Darry Cowl (2001) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2001) Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2001) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(2002) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2002) Claude Rich
Claude Rich
(2002) Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(2003) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(2004) Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2005) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2006) Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2006) Marlène Jobert
Marlène Jobert
(2007) Jude Law
Jude Law
(2007) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(2008) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(2008) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2009) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2010) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2011) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2012) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2013) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2014) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2015) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2016) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2017) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2018)

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