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Lyne Chardonnet

One could have thought Lyne Chardonnet had been blessed by the gods and would live a long successful happy life. For she really had everything to make it. A wasp-waisted blond-haired girl of radiant beauty, with a good drama training, she should have become a movie star and she would have been one if she had been born twenty years before, that is before the French New Wave set new standards, when ingénues like her were still in demand. Well, she WAS given one or two parts which gave her the opportunity to shine, such as the Jacotte she nicely portrayed in Michel Deville's elegant 'Benjamin' alongside Pierre Clémenti as virgin Benjamin and Michel Piccoli as his mentor (1967), or tragic Marie Vetsera's younger sister in Terence Young's version of 'Mayerling' (1968). However, despite this encouraging debut, roles soon dwindled to next to nothing: a few brief appearances as a blond hostess, a blond secretary or even as a (blond?) nun! Lyne Chardonnet sure deserved better. She had born in Paris in the last years of World War II to a fakir, Léopold Chardonnet, and his wife, Ellen Shapiro, of Irish origin. At the age of five, Lyne was already taking dancing lessons.

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May 5, 1943 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Les cinq dernières minutes 1958-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Three Men to Destroy 1980-10-31
Known For
Poster of Bruno: Sunday's Child
Poster of The Diary of an Innocent Boy
Poster of Mayerling
Poster of Les sept de l'escalier 15
Movie Three Men to Destroy L'infirmière au dossier 1980-10-31
Series Les Hommes de Rose Josette 1978-07-27
Series Claudine Valentine Chassenet 1978-04-12
Movie Les coucous Barbara 1978-10-27
Movie Dracula and Son 1976-09-14
Movie I. You. They. La dactylo 1974-06-28
Movie Bruno: Sunday's Child Valérie 1969-06-06
Movie My Uncle Benjamin Arabelle Minxit 1969-11-28
Movie The Tattoo Valérie Mézeray 1968-08-17
Movie Mayerling Hannah Vetsera 1968-01-01
Movie The Diary of an Innocent Boy Jacotte 1968-01-12
Series Les sept de l'escalier 15 Sophie Blouin 1967-01-03
Series Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre Rena Jonasson 1967-09-15
Series Les cinq dernières minutes Catherine 1958-01-01