|Born||5 December 1914|
|Died||26 August 2000 (aged 85)|
|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 Allégret'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 Nicéphore Niépce. 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).
- Lake of Ladies (1934)
- The Curtain Rises (1938)
- Le Lit à colonnes (1942)
- The Phantom Baron (1943)
- Love Story (1943)
- Les Petites du quai aux fleurs (1944)
- Les Mariage de Chiffon (1945)
- Lessons in Conduct (1946)
- Summer Storm (1949)
- La Ronde (1950) as Anna, the Grisette
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