Olga Georges-Picot

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Olga Georges-Picot
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Born(1940-01-06)6 January 1940
Shanghai, China
Died19 June 1997(1997-06-19) (aged 57)
Paris, France
Years active1962–1986

Olga Georges-Picot (6 January 1940 – 19 June 1997) was a French actress. She was a great-niece of François Georges-Picot.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Shanghai, in Japanese-occupied China, she was the daughter of Guillaume Georges-Picot, the French Ambassador to China, and a Russian mother, Anastasia Vyacheslavovna Mironovich. She attended the International School in Geneva in the early fifties with her sister. She also attended the Lycée français de New York (Class of 1958).[2] She studied acting at the Actors Studio in Paris. Her acting career covered many diverse French and English films and television roles. She was featured in Playboy Magazine’s "Sex in Cinema" and also on the front cover of the periodical Adam.

She played significant roles in three classic mainstream films: Denise, the OAS mole, in The Day of the Jackal (1973); Countess Alexandrovna in Woody Allen’s Love and Death (1975); and Julie Anderson in Basil Dearden’s The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970). Her break-through role in the movies was as Catrine in the Alain Resnais’ film Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968). Earlier that year, she had appeared in the French television movie Thibaud the Crusader (1968).

Georges-Picot suffered from severe depression, and, on Thursday 19 June 1997, in Paris, France, during one bout of depression, she jumped from the 5th floor of an apartment building on the river Seine and was killed.

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