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Claude Gensac

Claude Gensac (1 March 1927 – 27 December 2016) was a French actress. She appeared in more than 70 films and television productions since 1952. Gensac is the oldest nominee to date in the category César Award for Best Supporting Actress, nominated in 2015 for her role as Marthe in the film Lulu femme nue. In 1952, Gensac portrayed the character of Evelyne in her first feature film, La Vie d'un homme honnête. She collaborated on a number of films with Louis de Funès, often playing his wife, to international acclaim. She appeared in the series of movies "Les Gendarmes" with Louis de Funès. She played De Funès' wife, Josepha Cruchot. After De Funès's death in 1983, Gensac was rarely involved in film, but was active as a theater actress. In 2001 she returned to film in the French version of Absolutely Fabulous, her first film role since 1983. Gensac appeared in over 100 cinema and television films, as well as numerous theater roles. In 2011 she was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres at the officer grade. Claude Gensac was married twice: from 1952 to 1954 with the actor Pierre Mondy and from 1958 to 1977 with Henri Chemin, a racer and PR Manager of Ford France with whom she had a son. She died in her sleep on 27 December 2016. She was 89 years old. Source: Article "Claude Gensac" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Mar 1, 1927 In Acy-en-Multien, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie La vie d'un honnête homme 1953-02-18
Latest Project:
Movie Golden Years 2017-09-13
Known For
Poster of Docteur Claire Bellac
Poster of The Gendarme and the Gendarmettes
Poster of Cabbage Soup
Poster of The Wing or The Thigh?
Movie Golden Years Unknown 2017-09-13
Movie Damocles Josette Legourinec 2016-10-06
Movie Baden Baden La grand-mère 2016-11-25
Movie Mon cher petit village Adèle 2015-01-09
Movie On My Way Annie 2013-05-16
Movie Lulu in the Nude Marthe 2013-09-28
Series Our dear neighbors Dr. Derek's Grandmother 2012-06-04
Movie Wok the Kasbah Mme Lavignasse 2011-12-13
Movie Paris Express La Hollandaise 2010-02-24
Movie La grève des femmes Mme Deschamps 2010-01-06
Movie 22 Bullets Mme Fontarosa 2010-03-23
Series Scènes de ménages Femme de Norbert (Michel Galabru) 2009-11-09
Movie Louis de Funès ou le pouvoir de faire rire Self 2003-01-01
Movie Absolutely Fabulous Mamie Mousson 2001-08-29
Series Docteur Claire Bellac Mme Lherminier 2001-10-08
Movie Changement de cap Dora 1999-02-22
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Movie Quiproquos ! Alice 1991-05-08
Movie Poule et Frites Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie Cloud Waltzing Madame Hibbert 1987-02-14
Movie Le Gaffeur Lucienne 1985-09-04
Series Champs-Elysées Self 1982-01-16
Movie Trompe qui peut Unknown 1982-12-22
Movie The Gendarme and the Gendarmettes Josépha Cruchot 1982-10-03
Series Les fiancées de l'empire Mme de Croissy 1981-01-02
Movie Cabbage Soup Amelie Poulangeard 1981-12-02
Movie The Miser Frosine 1980-03-05
Series Gaston Phébus La reine Jeanne 1978-12-15
Movie Stop Calling Me Baby! School headmaster 1977-10-26
Movie Les deux vierges Madeleine 1977-04-09
Movie Le Chasseur de chez Maxim's Germaine 1976-04-14
Movie The Wing or The Thigh? Marguerite #1, Duchemin's secretary 1976-10-27
Movie La folle de Chaillot Constance, la Folle de Passy 1976-06-30
Movie Jo Sylvie Brisebard 1971-08-31
Movie Le bal du comte d'Orgel Unknown 1970-06-30
Movie The Gendarme Takes Off Josépha Cruchot 1970-10-28
Movie Hibernatus Edmée de Tartas 1969-09-10
Movie The Gendarme Gets Married Josépha Lefrançois 1968-10-30
Movie Oscar Germaine Barnier 1967-10-11
Movie The Exchange Student Isabelle Bosquier 1967-12-01
Series At Theatre Tonight La Comtesse 1966-07-21
Movie The Sultans Marcelle 1966-05-06
Movie Comment épouser un premier ministre Mme Grandbourg 1964-02-21
Movie La vie d'un honnête homme Evelyne, la femme de chambre 1953-02-18