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Micheline Presle

Micheline Presle (born Micheline Nicole Julia Émilienne Chassagne on 22 August 1922) is a French actress. She was sometimes billed as Micheline Prelle. Born 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. In 1938, she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French cinema. 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. 20th Century Fox executives changed Presle's last name to Prell. It was later changed to Prelle after a soap company brought out Prell shampoo. Her first Hollywood production was a starring role opposite John Garfield in the film Under My Skin directed by Jean Negulesco. That same year director Fritz Lang cast her opposite Tyrone Power in the war drama American Guerrilla in the Philippines. In 1950, she became the second wife of American actor William Marshall with whom she had a daughter, Tonie. William Marshall had teamed up with actor Errol Flynn and his production company and in 1951 he directed Flynn and her in the film Adventures of Captain Fabian. Presle's marriage did not last and she returned to France, divorcing Marshall in 1954. Her career flourished in French films and in 1957 she was a guest on the American Ed Sullivan Show. In 1959 she performed in the United Kingdom English-language production of Blind Date directed by Joseph Losey. 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. The following year, Presle acted again in English in The Prize starring Paul Newman. She did not make another English film, but after performing in more than 50 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. In 1971, Presle signed the Manifesto of the 343, publicly declaring she had an illegal abortion. Source: Article "Micheline Presle" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Aug 22, 1922 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Je chante 1938-11-30
Latest Project:
Movie Danielle Darrieux : Il est poli d'être gai ! 2019-03-11
Known For
Poster of La vie au grand air
Poster of The Count of Monte Cristo
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Poster of Tales of the Unexpected
Movie Danielle Darrieux : Il est poli d'être gai ! Unknown 2019-03-11
Movie Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic Self 2018-12-19
Movie Rue Mandar la tante 2013-01-22
Movie I Will Show My Breasts Jeanne 2013-05-22
Movie Just Like Brothers Grandmother 2012-11-21
Movie Hitler in Hollywood Micheline Presle 2011-05-04
Movie Going South La grand-mère 2009-12-30
Movie Vous êtes de la police? Jane Latour-Jackson 2007-12-19
Movie Grabuge ! Gisèle Lenoir 2005-09-14
Movie Les anges 1943, histoire d'un film Herself 2004-09-19
Movie Le voyageur sans bagage Mme Renaud 2004-09-25
Movie Chouchou La mère de Stanislas 2003-03-19
Movie France Boutique Nicole 2003-10-29
Movie Saltimbank Unknown 2003-09-10
Movie La vie au grand air Claire Lacombe 2002-02-04
Movie Charming Fellow Bélise 2001-01-24
Movie Vertiges de l'amour La mère de Vincent 2001-12-19
Movie Transfixed Violette Ancelin 2001-08-08
Movie Tender Souls Juliette 2001-12-05
Movie Le Cœur à l'ouvrage Unknown 2000-07-12
Movie Venus Beauty Institute Tante Maryse 1999-02-03
Movie The Journey to Paris Madame Dubosc 1999-07-07
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Madame de Saint-Méran 1998-09-07
Movie Grève party Madame Raymonde 1998-03-04
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Movie Le voyage de Pénélope Hermine 1996-03-25
Movie A Chef in Love Marcelle Ichak 1996-06-06
Movie Should Not!... la "mère" de Bernard 1996-11-20
Movie Les Miserables La mère supérieure / Mother Superior 1995-03-22
Movie Pas très catholique Unknown 1994-04-06
Movie Casque bleu Gisèle 1994-06-15
Movie Je m'appelle Victor Unknown 1993-03-16
Movie Point d'orgue Unknown 1993-03-30
Movie Le jour des rois Germaine et Marie-Louise 1991-03-20
Movie Fathers' Day Unknown 1990-03-14
Movie In inniger Feindschaft Gloria Maieul 1989-01-01
Movie I Want to Go Home Unknown 1989-01-01
Movie Alouette, je te plumerai Lady with jewels 1988-04-27
Movie Beau temps mais orageux en fin de journée Jacqueline 1986-08-27
Series The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
Movie Thieves After Dark Genevieve 1984-02-27
Movie The Blood of Others Denise 1984-05-02
Movie The Dog Unknown 1984-07-26
Movie Les Fausses Confidences Unknown 1984-10-02
Movie Archipel des amours Unknown 1983-03-16
Movie At the Top of the Stairs Mathilde 1983-10-12
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie It All Depends on Girls Unknown 1980-02-13
Movie Certaines Nouvelles Unknown 1980-03-12
Series Tales of the Unexpected Madame Lagrue 1979-03-24
Movie I've Got You, You've Got Me by the Chin Hairs Mlle Chagrin 1979-04-04
Movie On efface tout Unknown 1979-01-03
Movie Démons de midi Rose 1979-11-28
Movie Out of Whack Unknown 1979-12-12
Movie Your Turn, My Turn Valentine Vatrin 1978-03-15
Movie Le diable dans la boîte Unknown 1977-04-19
Movie Nea Helen Ashby 1976-08-17
Movie Trompe l'oeil Mother 1975-04-02
Movie La gueule de l’emploi Micheline Presle 1974-03-27
Movie Two Big Girls in Pyjamas Laurence 1974-04-26
Movie A Slightly Pregnant Man Docteur Delavigne 1973-09-20
Movie Devil in the Brain Countess Claudia Osio De Blanc 1972-04-13
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie The Legend of Frenchie King Aunt Amelie 1971-12-16
Movie Earth Light L'antiquaire 1970-11-18
Movie Le bal du comte d'Orgel Unknown 1970-06-30
Movie Donkey Skin La reine rouge 1970-12-20
Movie À la recherche de Jean Grémillon Herself 1969-01-01
Movie The Nun Mme de Moni 1966-05-06
Movie King of Hearts Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine 1966-12-21
Movie Hail! Mafia Unknown 1965-08-10
Series Les Saintes chéries Ève Lagarde 1965-10-09
Movie Dark Purpose Monique Bouvier 1964-02-05
Movie Male Hunt Isabelle Lartois 1964-09-18
Movie Le Coup de bambou Angèle Brissac 1963-04-11
Movie Teuf-teuf Unknown 1963-10-05
Movie The Prize Denise Marceau 1963-12-25
Movie The Seven Deadly Sins La mere 1962-03-07
Movie Lust The Mother 1962-03-07
Movie La loi des hommes Sophie Givier 1962-07-04
Movie If a Man Answers Germaine Stacy 1962-10-10
Movie The Devil and the Ten Commandments Micheline Allan 1962-09-14
Movie Imperial Venus Josephine 1962-12-22
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Movie Five Day Lover Madeleine 1961-02-24
Movie Time Out for Love Michele 1961-02-03
Movie The Assassin Adalgisa De Matteis 1961-03-27
Movie Seduction Of The South La marchesa 1961-12-16
Movie A Mistress for the Summer Paule 1960-02-26
Movie Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I Madame Latour 1960-01-01
Movie The Baron of the Locks Perle Germain-Joubert 1960-04-13
Movie Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II Mrs. Latour 1960-04-26
Movie Bobosse Unknown 1959-03-18
Movie Blind Date Jacqueline Cousteau 1959-08-01
Movie Les femmes sont marrantes Nicole 1958-06-04
Movie Christine Baroness Lena Eggersdorf 1958-12-19
Movie Demoniac Hélène Vanaux 1957-04-26
Movie Castle of the Banned Lovers Lucrezia Cenci 1956-09-06
Movie Her Bridal Night Judith Aurigault 1956-10-25
Movie Napoleon Queen Hortense de Beauharnais 1955-03-25
Movie Thirteen at the Table Madeleine Villardier 1955-12-28
Movie Royal Affairs in Versailles Madame de Pompadour 1954-02-10
Movie Les impures Michèle 1954-04-07
Movie House of Ricordi Virginia Marchi 1954-12-01
Movie The Love of a Woman Marie Prieur 1953-12-13
Movie La Dame aux Camélias Unknown 1953-11-06
Movie It Happened in the Park Valeria Valenzano (segment: Gli amanti) 1953-12-18
Movie Adventures of Captain Fabian Lea Mariotte 1951-10-06
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Hélène 1950-03-02
Movie American Guerrilla in the Philippines Jeanne Martinez 1950-11-08
Movie Under My Skin Paule Manet (as Micheline Prelle) 1950-03-17
Movie Tous les chemins mènent à Rome Laura Lee 1949-09-16
Movie Devil in the Flesh Marthe Grangier 1947-09-22
Movie The Chips Are Down Eve Charlier 1947-07-01
Movie Paris Frills Micheline Lafaurie 1945-06-20
Movie The French Way Claire Ancelot 1945-06-27
Movie Boule de suif Élisabeth Rousset, dite "Boule de suif" 1945-10-17
Movie Twilight Félicie Nanteuil 1945-06-27
Movie Le soleil a toujours raison Unknown 1943-01-27
Movie Secrets of a Ballerina Clara Biondi 1943-11-25
Movie The Fantastic Night Irène 1942-07-10
Movie Foolish Husbands Adélaïde Barbier 1941-12-18
Movie They Were Twelve Women Lucie 1940-04-16
Movie Paradis perdu Janine et Jeannette 1940-12-13
Movie Comedy of Happiness Lydia 1940-12-23
Movie Girls in Distress Jacqueline Presle 1939-01-10
Movie Petite peste Unknown 1939-02-22
Movie Je chante Unknown 1938-11-30