Magali Noël

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Magali Noël
Luciano Emmer, Marina Vlady, Magali Noël en Bernard Fresson (1960).jpg
Luciano Emmer, Marina Vlady, Magali Noël, and Bernard Fresson (1960)
Born(1931-06-27)27 June 1931
İzmir, Turkey
Died23 June 2015(2015-06-23) (aged 83)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1951–2002

Magali Noëlle Guiffray (27 June 1931 – 23 June 2015), better known as Magali Noël, was a French actress and singer.

Biography[edit]

Actress career[edit]

Born in İzmir to French parents in the diplomatic service, she left Turkey for France in 1951, and her acting career began soon thereafter.[1]

She acted in multilingual cinema chiefly from 1951 to 1980, appearing in three Italian films directed by Federico Fellini,[2] for whom she was a favorite performer and known as his muse. [1] [3] She took on a new dimension by embodying one of the symbols of Federico Fellini's sexual fantasies in La dolce vita (1960), Satyricon (1969), and Amarcord (1973), where she played Gradisca, provincial pin-up.[4]

She acted in films directed by Costa Gavras, Jean Renoir and Jules Dassin. Despite a notable role in Z by Costa-Gavras, Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1969, and great successes at the theater, it subsequently received less attention from producers. She then returns successfully to the music hall.

A new generation of directors then gave her roles: Chantal Akerman (Les Rendez-vous d'Anna, 1978), Claude Goretta (La Mort de Mario Ricci, 1983), Tonie Marshall (Pentimento, 1989) , Andrzej Żuławski (La Fidélité, 2000), Jonathan Demme (La Vérité sur Charlie, 2002)

Her career extended to television movies from roughly 1980 to 2002.[1]

Singer career[edit]

Her recording career began in France in 1956, and her most famous song was "Fais-moi mal, Johnny" ("Hurt me Johnny"), written by Boris Vian.[5] This song was one of the first rock 'n' roll songs with French lyrics. It was censored from the radio due to its risqué lyrics.[1] [3]

She died on 23 June 2015, four days before her 84th birthday.[1][6]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1956 : Fais-moi mal Johnny de Boris Vian
  • 1964 : Magali Noël chante Boris Vian
  • 1988 : Magali Noël chante Boris Vian (CD Jacques Canetti/Musidisc)
  • 1989 : Regard sur Vian, with Stéphanie Noël, live in Beausobre
  • 2002 : Magali Noël (CD Story Mercury)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mort de Magali Noël, égérie de Vian et de Fellini".
  2. ^ "Magali Noel". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  3. ^ a b "Magali Noël: Actress, singer and muse to Federico Fellini who acted". The Independent. 2015-07-18. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  4. ^ Roberts, Sam (2015-06-29). "Magali Noël, a French Singer and Actress and Muse to Fellini, Dies at 83". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  5. ^ Magali Noel
  6. ^ "E' morta Magali Noel, la Gradisca di Fellini". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ IMDb: Rififi (1955) - Full Cast & Crew

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