Danièle Delorme

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Danièle Delorme
Born (1926-10-09) 9 October 1926 (age 88)
Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actress

Danièle Delorme (born 9 October 1926 in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France) (until 1968 in Seine département) is a French actress and film producer.

Born Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard to the painter and resistance worker André Girard and his wife, she is a talented pianist but is best known for her role in the cinema of France. She acted in the first of her more than sixty films in 1942 using her birth name but then adopted the stage name Delorme. She is best remembered for her starring role in the 1948 original French production of Gigi and in the 1950s Minne (fr), both of which were based on novels by Colette.

In 1945 Delorme married actor Daniel Gélin with whom she had a son, Xavier (1946–1999). Delorme divorced Gélin in 1954 after he admitted having an affair with Romanian-born model Marie Christine Schneider, that produced a daughter, Maria Schneider. Delorme's son was a successful actor who died of cancer in 1999 at the age of fifty-three.

In 1956, Delorme married actor/filmmaker Yves Robert who partnered her in an award-winning film production company. They remained married until his death in 2002.

Delorme served as a member of the jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.

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