Brigitte Auber

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Brigitte Auber (born 27 April 1928, Paris, France) is a French actress who has worked extensively on stage, film and TV in Europe.


Auber started out with the leading role in Jacques Becker's Rendezvous in July (1949) and was known for major roles followed in numerous French films of the 1950s, including Julien Duvivier's Romance Sous le ciel de Paris (1951).

Auber's best-known role, and one of her few English-speaking parts, was opposite Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, released in 1955. Auber plays the role of Danielle Foussard.

In 1969 she played the part of elder Françoise in Claude de Givrays miniseries Mauregard while the young Françoise has been played by another French Hitchcock-actress, Claude Jade from Topaz.

She also had a supporting role in 1998's film adaptation of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas. Leonardo DiCaprio played Louis XIV of France and the Man in the Iron Mask, while Auber played the Queen mother's attendant.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1946 Antoine and Antoinette a guest at the wedding Jacques Becker
Gates of the Night Marcel Carné Uncredited
1948 Les amoureux sont seuls au monde Christine Henri Decoin
1949 Rendezvous in July Thérèse Richard Jacques Becker
1950 Vendetta en Camargue Huguette Jean Devaivre
1951 Sous le ciel de Paris Denise Lambert Julien Duvivier
Victor Marianne Claude Heymann
1952 L'Amour toujours l'amour Anita Maurice de Canonge
1953 Women of Paris Gisèle Jean Boyer
1955 To Catch a Thief Danielle Foussard Alfred Hitchcock
Les Aristocrates Daisy de Maubrun Denys de La Patellière
1956 Ce soir les jupons volent Blanche Dimitri Kirsanoff
Lorsque l'enfant paraît Annie Fouquet Michel Boisrond
1959 Mon pote le gitan Odette François Gir
1970 Le Cœur fou Cécile Menessier Jean-Gabriel Albicocco
Mauregard Françoise de Mettray Claude de Givray
1982 Mon Curé Chez les Nudistes Charlotte, Antoine's wife Robert Thomas
1997 Le Déménagement Blanche & Rose Colomb Olivier Doran
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Anne of Austria's lady-in-waiting Randall Wallace

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