20 April 1932 |
|Spouse(s)||Horst Buchholz (m. 1958–2003)|
Myriam Bru (born 20 April 1932 in Paris, France) is a former French actress and the wife of German actor Horst Buchholz, to whom she was married from 1958 until his death in 2003. She made 16 films between 1952 and her marriage, when she retired from acting to raise the family. She and Buchholz had two children, whereof one is the German actor Christopher Buchholz.
She was born in Paris in 1932. Her Jewish father was killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
After a small uncredited role in Jacques Becker's Rendezvous in July (1949), she had her first credited role in Richard Pottier's crime story Ouvert contre X (The Case Against X) (1952). Later the same year, she made her first Italian film, Gian Paolo Callegari's debut film as director: Eran trecento… (They Were 300). The following years, she appeared in a number of Italian films, including two of Carmine Gallone's films about famous composers, Puccini (1953) and Casa Ricordi (1954), and Mario Camerini's Vacanze a Ischia (1957), where she played opposite director Vittorio De Sica.
In 1957, she went to Germany to do her first German film for veteran director Rolf Hansen: Auferstehung (based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Resurrection). On the set she met the German heartthrob Horst Buchholz, and the following year they married in London. Her last film, made shortly before she married, was Renato Castellani's prison film Nella città l'inferno, where she played female prisoner together with Anna Magnani and Giulietta Masina.
Later in life, after her children were grown up, she became a theatrical agent in Paris.
- Myriam Bru at the Internet Movie Database
- Fanpix: Myriam Bru Pictures
- Giuseppe Palmas' pictures of Myriam Bru