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Passed away the oldest French actress Danielle Daria, who had to celebrate this year its centenary.
The date of her birth is the proletarian symbols: 1 may 1917, but her life is not recouped. Having received musical education, Daria, the daughter of a military doctor, started acting in movies at the age of 14 and graduated in ‘ 93, setting a record for the duration of her acting career. However, in her filmography, there are short film dated: 2016.
Mourning the passing of #DanielleDarrieux, AKA the #Divine, at the age of 100, immense icon of modernity in acting, precursor of BB & Jeanne pic.twitter.com/JZ3ia6JOkG
— UniFrance (@uniFrance) on October 19, 2017
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In his youth, the actress starred in the lyrical comedies of her first husband Director Henri Decoene, also played in the films of Russian immigrants “Volga in flames”, “Taras Bulba”. The most famous of them — Mayerling Anatole Litvak historical drama, in which Daria embodied the image of Mary Evenings, and Charles Boyer played the Austrian crown Prince Rudolf.
This spectacular role Daria opened the road to Hollywood, she even starred with Douglas Fairbanks, but, like other French actress, was not stuck.
Her role first French period — a truly naughty girl, well who knows how to flirt, sing and dance, but not stupid. Another characteristic of her genre — costume drama: in addition to “Marlinga” call “Kate” Maurice Turner, where Daria has played Princess Catherine Dolgoruky, courting, and not without reciprocity, to the Emperor Alexander II.
During the war, at the invitation of the Germans Daria went to Berlin, however, the postwar purge would not touch her. In 1950-e years, she again participated in Hollywood productions, musicals on Broadway, but the bulk of her career continued at home.