Bella Darvi
Actress
Bella Darvi
Bella Darvi was a Polish-born French actress.
Biography
Bella Darvi's personal information overview.
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DVD; Desert Tales, Centuries Apart
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Egyptian It must have seemed to Michael Curtiz that he was returning to Square 1 when he was assigned to direct ''The Egyptian,'' the 1954 historical spectacular that 20th Century Fox intended as a showcase for the studio's new and improved CinemaScope process. This Hungarian director, born Mano Kertesz Kaminer, was beckoned to Hollywood by
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Desert Tales, Centuries Apart - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
While the pharaoh is drawn into a monotheistic religion that suspiciously looks like a rough draft for Christianity, Sinuhe tries to cope with three women: a man-eating Babylonian courtesan (Zanuck's protégé, Bella Darvi), the pharaoh's power-hungry
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Những hình ảnh đáng nhớ tại các kỳ LHP Cannes - VNMedia
Google News - almost 6 years
Nữ diễn viên người Pháp sinh ở Ba Lan là Bella Darvi táo bạo khoe thân mình bằng áo tắm trước khách sạn Carlton tại Cannes 1956. Thời điểm này hầu hết các nữ diễn viên trẻ đều muốn khoe thân để được giới truyền thông chú ý. 5. Nữ diễn viên Raquel Welch
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FILM; Darryl F. Zanuck, Action Hero of the Studio Era
NYTimes - over 14 years
''WE had a great preview up to the last 10 minutes,'' remembered Darryl F. Zanuck. ''Then the bottom dropped out. It ended on a laugh and it was no comedy.'' Standing on the sidewalk outside the theater and talking to his associates, he had begun improvising a new ending to the movie. Before Zanuck could finish his first sentence, the director
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Cabaret: Claiborne Cary in Varied Bill
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: CLAIBORNE CARY, a small, pert, unusually talented singer and comedienne, has arrived at Jan Wallman's, 49 West 44th Street, with the kind of brilliant cabaret act that does not happen overnight. CLAIBORNE CARY, a small, pert, unusually talented singer and comedienne, has arrived at Jan Wallman's, 49 West 44th Street, with the kind of
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THOSE HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Chris Chase , the author of ''How to Be a Movie Star'' and other books, is media correspondent for the Cable News Network. ZANUCK The Rise and Fall of Hollywood's Last Tycoon. By Leonard Mosley. Illustrated. 424 pp. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 9.95. PAST IMPERFECT By Joan Collins. Illustrated. 336 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. 6.95. IN the 30's,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bella Darvi
    FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 42
    Died on September 11, 1971.
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  • 1970
    Age 41
    Zanuck was still paying off her debts as late as 1970. On November 13, 1960, Darvi married Claude Rouas, a restaurant waiter, in Las Vegas; the marriage was annulled less than a year later.
    More Details Hide Details Darvi committed suicide, after several failed attempts, in Monte Carlo by gas. Her body remained undiscovered for more than a week.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 24
    She signed a contract in August 1953 with Zanuck, who changed her name to Bella Darvi, Darvi is a combination of the first names of Zanuck and his wife, Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, she became Zanuck's mistress, although she reportedly dated other men including Robert Stack and Brad Dexter. She was Richard Widmark's love interest in Sam Fuller's film Hell and High Water (1954) as well as that of Kirk Douglas in The Racers (1955), but is probably best remembered for the role of Nefer, the seductive Babylonian courtesan, in The Egyptian (1954). She received the role because her lover, Zanuck, preferred her over Marilyn Monroe. According to Ephraim Katz, her "three disappointing Hollywood films" were followed by a "number of undistinguished French and Italian productions". In Hollywood she was well known for her strong and recognizable Polish accent. Zanuck left his wife for Darvi, but left her when he discovered that she was bisexual. Darvi later very publicly dated women, as well as men. Despite liaisons with extremely wealthy men, she was unable to establish a permanent relationship or to curb her gambling habit.
  • 1952
    Age 23
    In 1952, she divorced Cavalcade, and moved into the Zanuck home.
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  • 1950
    Age 21
    She married a businessman, Alban Cavalcade, on October 7, 1950 and traveled with him to Monaco.
    More Details Hide Details She was discovered in Paris by the wife of mogul Darryl F. Zanuck.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 14
    Jailed by the Nazis during World War II, she was released in 1943.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on October 23, 1928.
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