Simone Mareuil

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Simone Mareuil
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Simone Mareuil in Un chien andalou
Born Marie Louise Simone Vacher
(1903-08-25)August 25, 1903
Périgueux, Dordogne, France
Died October 24, 1954(1954-10-24) (aged 51)
Périgueux, Dordogne, France
Other names Simonne
Spouse(s) Philippe Hersent

Simone Mareuil (French pronunciation: ​[simɔn maʁøj]; 25 August 1903 – 24 October 1954) was a French actress best known for appearing in the surrealist film Un Chien Andalou.

Biography[edit]

Born Marie Louise Simone Vacher in Périgueux, Dordogne, she appeared in a number of films, most notably director Luis Buñuel's Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog, 1929). She was the second wife of actor Philippe Hersent.

After World War II, she returned to Périgueux, where she fell into a deep depression. She committed suicide by self-immolation by dousing herself in gasoline and burning herself to death in a public square.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1924 L'Ombre du bonheur
La Galerie des monstres Alternative titles: Gallery of Monsters, La Barraca de los monstruos
1925 Chouchou poids plume
1926 Le Juif errant Céphise
1927 Poker d'as
La Petite chocolatière Alternative title: The Chocolate Girl
Genêt d'Espagne
1929 Peau de pêche Alternative title: Peach Skin
La Fée moderne
Ces dames aux chapeaux verts
Un Chien Andalou Young girl Alternative title: An Andalusian Dog; credited as Simonne Mareuil
1930 Nos maîtres les domestiques Alternative title: Our Masters, the Servants
1931 Le Juif polonais Annette Alternative title: Polish Jew
Coeur de Paris Jeannette Durand Alternative title: Le Coeur de Paris
1932 Le Soir des rois Charlotte Oltendorf Alternative title: How Shall I Tell My Husband?
1933 Miss Helyett Lolotte
Mariage à responsabilité limitée
L'Héritier du Bal Tabarin Mademoiselle Longuebois
1936 L'Amant de Madame Vidal
1940 Sur le plancher des vaches Gaby

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powrie, Phil; Rebillard, Eric (2009). "Parody and the avant-garde: Un Chien Andalou". Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema. Edinburgh University Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-7486-2197-2. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 

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