The French actress Stéphane Audran is today at age 85 due to an illness and died, as has her son, Thomas Chabrol published. Audran was the favorite actress of French sterregisseur Claude Chabrol.
Audran was from 1954 to 1956 with actor Jean-Louis Trintignant and from 1964 to 1980 with Claude Chabrol married. Also after the end of her marriage to Chabrol continued to work in his films, a total of twenty.
Her first movie with Chabrol was “Les Cousins” (1959). “Les Biches” (1969) won a Silver Bear at the Berlin film Festival, Audran quickly became an emblematic figure of French cinema in the seventies.
Striking were her performances in “Les Noces Rouges” (Chabrol) and “Violette Nozière” (Chabrol), which in 1979 a César for the best actress to date.
Audran acted in an epic of Luis Buñuel, Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie”, in 1973, good for a British BAFTA-award for best actress, and in “Vincent, François, Paul et les autres” by Claude Sautet.
In the eighties she was seen in “Coup de torchon” by Bertrand Tavernier, and some foreign films such as “Big Red One” Samuel Fuller plus “Babettes gaestebud” of the Dane Gabriel Axel. That was in 1988 and an Oscar for the best non-English language film and brought Audran again at the forefront.