Micheline Presle

Born Aug 22, 1922

Micheline Presle is a French actress also known in English language films as Micheline Prelle. She's one of the most famous and admired actress of the French movie. Born Micheline Nicole Julia Émilienne Chassagne in Paris, she wanted to be an actress from an early age. She took acting classes in her early teens and made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the 1937 production of La Fessée.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born on August 22, 1922.


1937 14 Years Old She took acting classes in her early teens and made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the 1937 production of La Fessée.
1938 15 Years Old In 1938 she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French cinema.


1950 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Her rise to European stardom, in films such as Devil in the Flesh, led to offers from Hollywood and in 1950 she was signed by 20th Century Fox. … Read More
1951 28 Years Old William Marshall had teamed up with actor Errol Flynn and his production company and in 1951 he directed her and Flynn in the film Adventures of Captain Fabian.


1954 31 Years Old Presle's marriage did not last and she returned to France, divorcing Marshall in 1954.
1957 34 Years Old Her career flourished in French films and in 1957 she was a guest on the American Ed Sullivan Show.
1959 36 Years Old In 1959 she performed in the United Kingdom English-language production of Blind Date directed by Joseph Losey.
1962 39 Years Old She returned to Hollywood in 1962 for the role of Sandra Dee's mother in the Universal Studios film If a Man Answers which also featured Dee's husband, singer Bobby Darin. … Read More


1989 66 Years Old She did not make another English film but after performing in for than fifty films in French, in 1989 she appeared in the French-made bilingual production I Want to Go Home for which she was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. … Read More
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