Dany Saval

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Dany Saval
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Born Danielle Nadine Suzanne Savalle
(1942-01-05) January 5, 1942 (age 74)
Paris, France
Occupation actress
Years active 1958–1987
Spouse(s) Michel Drucker

Dany Saval (born Danielle Nadine Suzanne Savalle on January 5, 1942, in Paris, France) is a former French actress.

Her career flourished during the 1950s and 1960s. For his leading woman, Disney chose Dany Saval, then touted as the "new Brigitte Bardot" for her American debut in the Walt Disney romantic comedy film, Moon Pilot (1962) in the role of Lyrae, a mysterious “foreign” girl who seems to know all about the astronaut's coming mission. She approaches Talbot (played by Tom Tryon) to warn him about possible defects in his spacecraft. The various agencies assume she is a foreign spy. Best known in America as one of a trio of airline stewardesses being shuffled around by Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in the slapstick comedy Boeing Boeing, in which she played alongside Thelma Ritter, Christiane Schmidtmer and Suzanna Leigh.

Dany Saval retired from the movie and entertainment business in the late 1980s. She has a daughter named Stephanie Jarre (daughter of Maurice Jarre, her first husband), and currently resides in Paris with her second husband, Michel Drucker.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1958 Girl and the River uncredited François Villiers
1962 Moon Pilot Lyrae James Neilson
1964 Une souris chez les hommes Lucile Jacques Poitrenaud
1964 Constance aux enfers Pascale François Villiers
1965 Boeing Boeing Jacqueline Grieux aka "Air France" John Rich
1972 It Can Be Done Amigo Mary Bronston Maurizio Lucidi
1974 Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV show, 1 episode) Nathalie Gilain Georg Tressler
1977 Animal Doris Claude Zidi
1980 Inspector Blunder the antiquarian Claude Zidi

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