Marie-Georges Pascal

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Marie-Georges Pascal
Marie georges pascal 1978.jpg
Marie-Georges Pascal in Les Raisins de la Mort
Born Marie-Georges Charlotte Faisy
(1946-10-02)October 2, 1946
Cambrai, France[1]
Died November 9, 1985(1985-11-09) (aged 39)
Paris, France[1]
Cause of death
Suicide[1][2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–1985
Notable work(s) Good Little Girls
Le Dessous du ciel
D'Artagnan Amoureux
Les Raisins de la Mort

Marie-Georges Pascal[3] (born Marie-Georges Charlotte Faisy; October 2, 1946 – November 9, 1985[1]) was a French film, television[4] and theater actress.[5]

Early life[edit]

Marie-Georges Pascal was born in Cambrai[1] in northern France. She later described her childhood as "very hard " and " very sad". Her parents, who dreamed of seeing her becoming a concert artist, forced her to spend her days playing the piano.[6] At the age of sixteen, she left home and got a job as a model.[6]

Career[edit]

She made her debut on screen in 1971 when she appeared in Jean-Claude Roy's French classic Les Petites Filles modèles, in which she played one of the lead roles alongside Jessica Dorn, Cathy Reghin, Michele Girardon and Bella Darvi.[6][7]

From 1972 to early 1973 she performs six erotic films including Je suis frigide... pourquoi? with Sandra Julien,[8] German film Hausfrauen Report international, Bananes mécaniques, with Anne Libert, Pauline Larrieu, Philippe Gasté[9] and Patrice Valota,[10] Quand Les Filles se Déchaînent, Les Infidèles and Les confidences érotiques d'un lit trop accueillant, with Olga Georges-Picot.[1][11]

In 1973, she received roles in comedy films, L'Historie Très Bonne et Très Joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise, with Brigitte Bardot and Gross Paris, and in a drama La Rage au poing, alongside Tony Gatlif.[7]

In 1974, she received the leading role in Le Dessous du ciel, playing a young woman passionate for parachute. Mixing adventure and romance, the series was a success and substantially increased her popularity in France. The series is well received in countries such as Germany, thanks to Pierre Brice's presence in the cast.[12] Her next television credits include leading roles in drama series, Les Pilotes de courses, La Vie des autres and a part in an episode of the long-running crime series Les Cinq Dernières Minutes. Pascal has also starred in television films and mini-series like D'Artagnan Amoureux.[4]

In France and International countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, she is best known for playing the lead role as Élisabeth in the 1978 Jean Rollin classic horror Les Raisins de la Mort, in which Rollin himself said she was very "moving" and that "she made her character's descent into madness is extremely real".[2] The same year, she also appeared in Brigade Mondaine,[13] an adaptation of a novel edited by Gérard de Villiers with a soundtrack by Marc Cerrone. During the 1980s she appeared in two films, Cauchemar and Flics de choc with Mylène Demongeot, which was her final film.[11]

Robert Hossein gave her the opportunity to make her debut on stage in 1970 in an adaptation of Georges Simenon's novel La Neige était sale.[6][14][15] In 1972, she appeared in the musical Madame Pauline .She also played the role of Bubble in Marc Camoletti's Duos sur canapé (1974),[16] Ismene in Jean Anouilh's Antigone (1975-1976),[5][16] Jeanie in Henry Miller's Just wild about Harry (1977),[5][17] Helene in Eugène Labiche's The Italian Straw Hat (1980),[5] Estelle Rigault in Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit (1982)[14][18] and Germaine Lechat in Octave Mirbeau's Business is business (1984-1985).[14]

Death[edit]

Marie-Georges Pascal died in Paris at the age of 39. The apparent cause of her death was suicide.[1][2][19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Directed by International Title
1971
Les Petites Filles modèles Camille Jean-Claude Roy "Good Little Girls"
1972
Je suis frigide... pourquoi? Carla Chambon Max Pécas "I Am Frigid... Why?"
1973
Hausfrauen-Report international Janine Ernst Hofbauer "Housewives on the Job"
Les Infidèles a girl at Sophie's Christian Lara "The Adulteress"
Bananes mécaniques Marie-Georges Jean-François Davy "Clockwork Banana"
Les Confidences érotiques d'un lit trop accueillant Noëlle Michel Lemoine "Invitation to Bed"
L'Histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise A bather Nina Companeez "The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot"
1974
Quand les filles se déchaînent Mylène Guy Maria "Hot and Naked"
Gross Paris Gilles Grangier
1975
La Rage au poing Christine Eric Le Hung "Raging Fists"
1978
Les Raisins de la mort Élisabeth Jean Rollin "The Grapes of Death"
Brigade mondaine Peggy Jacques Scandelari "Victims of Vice"
1980
Cauchemar Lydia Noël Simsolo "Nightmare"
1983
Flics de choc Assistant of "Mitress" Jean-Pierre Desagnat "Shock Cops"

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Directed by Notes
1972
La Mort d'un champion Maria Chamart Abder Isker Television film
1974
Le Dessous du ciel Joëlle Gavarnier Roger Gillioz Television series
1975
Pilotes de courses Brigitte Ducel Robert Guez Television series
1976
Le Milliardaire Cécile Fabre-Simmons Robert Guez Television film
1977
D'Artagnan amoureux Julie de Colineau du Val Yannick Andréi Television mini-series
Mini-chroniques de René Goscinny The dream girl Jean-Marie Coldefy Season 2, episode 3 "La Croisière"
1978
Quand flambait le bocage Mme de Montsorbier Claude-Jean Bonnardot Television film
1979
Par-devant notaire Minouche Jean Laviron Episode: "La Résidence du bonheur"
Mme de Sévigné: Idylle familiale avec Bussy-Rabutin Louise de Bussy Gérard Pignol
Jacques Vigoureux
Television film
1980
La Vie des autres Audrey Caldwell Jean-Pierre Desagnat Episode: "Le Scandale"
1981
La Double Vie de Théophraste Longuet Jane de Montfort Yannick Andréi Television mini-series
1983
Les cinq dernières minutes Lydie Vignal Jean-Pierre Desagnat Season 3, episode 32 "Rouge Marine"

Archive Footage[edit]

Theater[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Marie-Georges Pascal at Les Gens du cinema (French)
  2. ^ a b c Richey, Jeremy (March 10, 2009)"Jean Rollin: The Collaborators (Marie-Georges Pascal)". blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Also credited as Marie George Pascal or Marie-George Pascal
  4. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal at Actrices de France (French).
  5. ^ a b c d Marie-Georges Pascal on Les Archives du spectacle (French)
  6. ^ a b c d Marie-Georges Pascal Interview by Marlyse Lowenbach, October 1974, on gerardchambre-tribute.ch (French)
  7. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal at Encyclo-ciné (French)
  8. ^ Sandra Julien is another actress who has worked with director Jean Rollin in Le Frisson des Vampires
  9. ^ Philippe Gasté of Jean Rollin's Requiem pour un Vampire
  10. ^ Patrice Valota also appeared in Les Raisins de la Mort
  11. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Le Dessous du ciel at gerardchambre-tribute
  13. ^ "Jacques Scandelari's Victims of Vice (1978)". blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c tournées Herbert-Kasenty on Régie Théâtrale.com
  15. ^ Program of the show at www.memoire.celestins-lyon.org
  16. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal on Régie Théâtrale.com
  17. ^ Just wild about Harry/Transit BNF
  18. ^ Ons stad #9, 1982, pp.30-32 (backstage pictures).
  19. ^ Marie-Georges Pascal on OnlineFilmdatenbank.de

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