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Mireille Darc

Mireille Darc

  • Born on
    • May 15th, 1938
  • Died on
    • August 28th, 2017
Mireille Darc, who was born in 1938, was often compared to Brigitte Bardot. Her film career began in 1960 and she went on to make about 50 movies, including 1964’s Dandelion By The Roots which kicked off her work with Lautner. The pair would go on to make more than a dozen films together including The Great Spy Chase and 1967’s La Grande Sauterelle whose title also became her nickname. She is perhaps most closely associated with Yves Robert’s 1972 comedy Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire in which she sported a now mythic backless dress. The movie was remade in English as The Man With One Red Shoe in 1985 and starring Tom Hanks. Darc worked with Delon in such films as Jeff, L’Homme Pressé, Les Bons Vivants and Borsalino. The two were romantically involved for many years and reunited on stage in a 2007 Paris theater production of The Bridges Of Madison County. Other directors she worked with included Edouard Molinaro, Jacques Deray, Roger Vadim and Jean-Luc Godard. Darc took a break from film acting in the 1990s, working in several television series through the early 2000s. She also directed numerous documentaries for television.

Filmography

Acting (17 Credits)

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1981Pour la peau d'un flic
1977L'homme pressé as Edwige
1977Death of a Corrupt Man as Françoise
1974Someone Is Bleeding as Peggy Lister
1974The Return of the Tall Blond Man as Christine
1974Borsalino and Co. as Prostitute in the street (uncredited)
1972Cops Is Cops as Christine
1972The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe as Christine
1970Elle boit pas, elle fume pas, elle drague pas, mais... elle cause! as Francine
1970Borsalino as Une prostituée
1969Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies as Marie-Claude
1967Weekend as Corinne
1967Casino Royale
1966Let's Not Get Angry as Églantine Michalon
1964Dandelions by the Roots as Rockie La Braise
1964The Great Spy Chase as Amaranthe
1963Squeak-squeak as Patricia Monestier

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