5 December 1914|
|Died||26 August 2000
Ollioules, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
|Years active||1930–1973 (Film & TV)
|Spouse(s)||Pierre Brasseur (1935–1945)
Philippe Agostini (1958–2000)
Odette Joyeux (5 December 1914 – 26 August 2000) was a French actress, playwright and novelist. She was born in Paris, where she studied dance at the Paris Opera Ballet before taking the stage. Joyeux started her film career in 1931. Her first notable film was Marc Allegret's Entrée des artistes (1938). During the 1940s she established herself as one of France's most popular cinema actresses but made few film appearances after the 1950s.
Joyeux is the author of some plays and essays on dance as well as inventor Nicephore Niepce. She also wrote two novels aimed to inspire dance: L'Âge heureux (which was adapted to a television series) and Côté jardin. Additionally, Joyeux wrote The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful (1956) (adapted to film).
- Le Lit à colonnes (1942 film)
- The Phantom Baron (1943)
- Douce (1943)
- La Ronde (1950) as Anna, the Grisette
- She was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur on 29 November 1989, and promoted to Officier (Officer) in 1998.
- She was made Officier (Officer) of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1994.
- "Décret du 31 décembre 1997 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 1998 (1): 8. 1998-01-01. PREX9702560D. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
- "Décret du 14 mai 1994 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 1994 (112): 7102. 1994-05-15. PREX9410898D. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
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