Dominique Lavanant

Dominique Lavanant

  • Born on
    • May 24th, 1944
Dominique Lavanant (born 24 May 1944) is a César Award-winning French film and theatrical actress. She is known for her comedy skills especially with posh and distinguished characters like Rosalind Russell's; characters often defined by the adjective BCBG, bon chic bon genre, and which refers to a particular stereotype of the French upper middle class – to be conservative in both outlook and dress. Dominique Lavanant achieved fame in the mid-1970s while filming Les bronzés with the acting troupe Le Splendid (Gérard Jugnot, Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Thierry Lhermitte, Christian Clavier, Marie-Anne Chazel). Her stardom has kept growing ever since and in the 1980s, she became one of the most beloved actresses in France. Her filmography includes many successful films: Papy fait de la résistance, La boum, Trois hommes et un couffin, Les bronzés font du ski, Inspecteur la Bavure (alongside Gérard Depardieu). In 1988, she was awarded Best supporting actress for her role in Agent trouble (with Catherine Deneuve). She also starred in the long-lasting French TV series Sœur Thérè (2002-2011) playing a former policer who became a nun but is still a committed detective. Source: Article "Dominique Lavanant" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.


Acting (26 Credits)

2014Nicholas on Holiday as Mémé
2012Paulette as Lucienne
2010Pièce montée as La mère de Vincent
2008Agathe Cléry as Mimie, la mère d'Agathe
2006French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever as Christiane Weissmuller
2001A Crime in Paradise as Mlle Goudilleux, la pharmacienne
1994The Monster as Jolanda Taccone
1994Dead Tired as Dominique Lavanant
1988A Few Days with Me as Madame Fonfrin
1987Keep Your Right Up as La Femme de l'Amiral (as Mademoiselle Lavanant)
1986Kamikaze as Laure
1985Rendez-vous as Gertrude
1985Three Men and a Cradle as Ms. Rapons
1983Gramps Is in the Resistance as Bernadette Bourdelle
1981Hôtel des Amériques as Jacqueline
1980The Party as Vanessa
1980Inspector Blunder as Marie-Anne Prossant
1980The Umbrella Coup as Mireille
1979French Fried Vacation 2 as Christiane
1979A Little Romance as Mme. Cormier
1978French Fried Vacation as Christiane
1978Un papillon sur l'épaule as la jeune femme
1977Peppermint Soda as The Math Teacher
1976Femmes Fatales as la femme myope
1973The Big Store as la jeune femme en panne de voiture

Writer (1 Credits)


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