Dominique Sanda

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Dominique Sanda
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Dominique Sanda at the Film Museum in Vienna in 2013
Born Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne
(1951-03-11) March 11, 1951 (age 63)
Paris, France
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Nicolae Cutzarida

Dominique Sanda, born 11 March 1951 is a French actress and former fashion model.

Sanda was born as Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne in Paris to Lucienne (née Pichon) and Gérard Varaigne.[1] She appeared in such noted European films of the 1970s as Vittorio de Sica's Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist and Novecento, and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Good and Evil. She also appeared in The Mackintosh Man (with Paul Newman) and Steppenwolf (with Max von Sydow).
At the theatre:

  • in 1993 at the Théâtre de la Commune, in Aubervilliers, France, she played Melitta in Madame Klein (Mrs. Klein by Nicolas Wright), directed by Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman;
  • in 1995 in Italy, she played the marquise de Merteuil in Les liaisons dangereuses, based on Choderlos de Laclos's novel, directed by Mario Monicelli.
  • in 1995-1996 in France and Belgium, she has been Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, directed by Adrian Brine.

In the 1970s, she lived with late actor/director Christian Marquand, with whom she had a son, Yann Marquand. In 2000, she married Nicolae Cutzarida, a philosopher and University professor of Romanian origin.
She won the award for Best Actress at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film The Inheritance.[2]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominique Sanda Biography.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Inheritance". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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