Françoise Dorléac

Born - Mar 21, 1942   |   Died - Jun 26, 1967   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Spy Film, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

The stunningly beautiful French leading lady Francoise Dorleac was the daughter of film actor Maurice Dorleac. Possessed of razor-sharp comic timing, the tall, brunette Francoise was at her very best as the dimwitted heroine of the 1965 Jean-Paul Belmondo actioner That Man From Rio, and as one-half of a singing sister act in Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) (the other half was Francoise's real-life sister Catherine Deneuve). Francoise Dorleac's thriving career came to an abrupt and tragic halt when the 25-year-old actress was killed in a car accident.