Tsilla Chelton

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Tsilla Chelton
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Born Tsilla Schilton
(1919-06-21)21 June 1919
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Died 15 July 2012(2012-07-15) (aged 93)
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation Actress

Tsilla Chelton (21 June 1919[1] – 15 July 2012) was a French actress, famous for the main role of Tatie Danielle.[2]

Biography[edit]

Tsilla Schilton was born in Jerusalem but spent her childhood in Belgium. The daughter of French parents of Jewish heritage, she lost her mother at the age of 6, and followed her father to Antwerp.[3] She moved to Switzerland during World War II before settling in Paris.[4] Married to decorator Jacques Noël, she had 4 children.[5]

Attracted by theatre, she started acting in Marcel Marceau's troupe.[4]

Her career was mainly in theatre, where she acted in the eleven works of Eugène Ionesco, earning a Molière Award for best comedian in Ionesco's The Chairs.[5] She premiered the plays of Bertold Brecht in France, with Michel Serrault, Michel Piccoli and Laurent Terzieff.[4]

On the big screen, she became famous at 71[2] for her work in the 1990 Étienne Chatiliez film Tatie Danielle, where she played the title role as a hateful and cantankerous old lady. She taught comedy from 1964 onwards and was the teacher of the actors of the Splendid troupe, including Gérard Jugnot, Michel Blanc, and Thierry Lhermitte.[3]

Death[edit]

Chelton died at 93 in Brussels, Belgium.[4][6]

Theatre[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1962 War of the Buttons Yves Robert
1963 Sweet and Sour Jacques Baratier
Lektionen Pianist TV Movie
Bébert et l'omnibus Traveler Yves Robert (2)
1965 Les copains Inn manageress Yves Robert (3)
La grosse caisse Newspaper seller Alex Joffé
La communale Jean L'Hôte
1966 Antony Jean Kerchbron TV Movie
1968 Very Happy Alexander Madame Bouillot Yves Robert (4)
Les compagnons de Baal Cosmochronos's worshiper Pierre Prévert TV Mini-Series (4 Episodes)
Mazel Tov ou le mariage Claude Berri
1969 Les Gauloises bleues Director Michel Cournot
Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret Madame Martin René Lucot TV Series (1 Episode)
1970 Le Distrait Madame Cliston Pierre Richard
1971 The Wedding Ring Madame Duvernet Christian de Chalonge
Ten Days' Wonder Théo's mother Claude Chabrol
Shéhérazade Magician Pierre Badel TV Movie
1972 Le seize à Kerbriant Blanche Michel Wyn TV Series
1973 Le machin Madame Ledieu Armand Ridel TV Movie
L'amour du métier Mademoiselle Parent Yves Laumet TV Series
1974 L'implantation Aunt Eugénie Guy Lefranc TV Movie
Mort au jury Madame Muss-Leduran Jean Maley TV Series
Shanks Mrs. Barton William Castle
1975 C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule... Madame Pipi Jacques Besnard
Plus amer que la mort Madame Dejean Michel Wyn (2) TV Movie
La adúltera Simone Roberto Bodegas
1977 Commissaire Moulin Moulin's great-aunt Robert Guez TV Series (1 Episode)
At Night All Cats Are Crazy Madame Banalesco Gérard Zingg
Peppermint Soda Matron Diane Kurys
Deux auteurs en folie Joseph Drimal, Claude Fayard,
François Gir & Jean-Paul Roux
TV Mini-Series
1978 La vierge folle Duchess Charance Jean Kerchbron (2) TV Movie
1980 Aéroport: Charter 2020 Simone Pierre Lary TV Movie
1981 Les gaietés de la correctionnelle Widow Dulion Joannick Desclers & Jeannette Hubert TV Series (1 Episode)
Les amours des années grises Madame Ammard Gérard Thomas TV Series (1 Episode)
1982 L'épreuve Madame Argante Claude Santelli TV Movie
Paris-Saint-Lazare Woman from Guerin Marco Pico TV Mini-Series
1984 Le château Jean Kerchbron (3) TV Movie
1985 Hôtel du siècle Honorine Jean Kerchbron (4) TV Series
Le diamant de Salisbury Nanny Christiane Spiero TV Movie
1986 L'ami Maupassant Charlotte Cachelin Alain Dhénaut TV Series (1 Episode)
Cinéma 16 Madeleine Jean-Claude Charnay TV Series (1 Episode)
Mademoiselle B Mademoiselle Toutard Bernard Queysanne TV Movie
1987 Les fortifs Lady in blue Marco Pico (2) TV Movie
Qui c'est ce garçon? Aunt Madeline Nadine Trintignant TV Mini-Series
1988 La sonate pathétique Madame Tchourikova Jean-Paul Carrère TV Series
1989 La grande cabriole Delphine de Nocé Nina Companeez TV Mini-Series
Le saut du lit Marie-Odile Dumur des Rosiers Pierre Cavassilas TV Movie
1990 Tatie Danielle Tatie Danielle Étienne Chatiliez Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Marie Pervenche Madame Dubois-Joubert Serge Korber TV Series (1 Episode)
1992 Les eaux dormantes Aunt Jacques Tréfouel
1993 La Soif de l'or Mémé Zézette Gérard Oury
1997 Et si on faisait un bébé? Manou Christiane Spiero (2) TV Movie
2000 Family Pack Lea Chris Vander Stappen
2001 The Musketeer Madame Lacross Peter Hyams
2003 Le pacte du silence Mother Joseph Graham Guit
Mauvais esprit Baker's lady Patrick Alessandrin
L'adorable femme des neiges Félicie Jean-Marc Vervoort TV Movie
2004 Le choix de Macha Hortense Marianne Lamour TV Movie
Haute coiffure Simone Marc Rivière TV Movie
Tout le plaisir est pour moi Gaby Isabelle Broué
2005 Fabien Cosma Madame Pignon Bruno Gantillon TV Series (1 Episode)
2006 En fanfare Godelieve Véronique Jadin Short
2007 Zone libre Madame Schwartz Christophe Malavoy
Let's Dance Tatiana Noémie Lvovsky
2008 Chez Maupassant Mother Magloire Claude Chabrol (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
Pandora's Box Nusret Yeşim Ustaoğlu Cinemanila International Film Festival - Best Actress
San Sebastián International Film Festival - Best Actress
2009 Soeur Sourire Oldest Dominican Stijn Coninx
Persécution Old woman Patrice Chéreau
Au siècle de Maupassant Eugénie de Morville Gérard Jourd'hui TV Series (1 Episode)
2007-10 Melting Pot Café Elisabeth Jean-Marc Vervoort (2) TV Series (18 Episodes)
2012 Les pieds dans le plat Sonia Simon Astier TV Movie
2013 Landes Madame Laraillet François-Xavier Vives

Awards[edit]

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