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Tsilla Chelton

Tsilla Chelton (21 June 1919 – 15 July 2012) was a French actress of theatre and film, famous for playing the main role in 1990 film Tatie Danielle, in which she was nominated for a Cesar award and as an elderly Dominican in Soeur Sourire. Tsilla Schilton was born in Jerusalem but spent her childhood in Belgium. The daughter of French parents of Jewish heritage, she lost her mother at the age of 6, and followed her father to Antwerp. She moved to Switzerland during World War II before settling in Paris. Married to decorator Jacques Noël, she had 4 children. Attracted by theatre, she started acting in Marcel Marceau's troupe. Her career was mainly in theatre, where she acted in the eleven works of Eugène Ionesco, earning a Molière Award for best comedian in Ionesco's The Chairs. She premiered the plays of Bertold Brecht in France, with Michel Serrault, Michel Piccoli and Laurent Terzieff. On the big screen, she became famous at 71 for her work in the 1990 Étienne Chatiliez film Tatie Danielle, where she played the title role as a hateful and cantankerous old lady. She taught comedy from 1964 onwards and was the teacher of the actors of the Splendid troupe, including Gérard Jugnot, Michel Blanc, and Thierry Lhermitte. Source: Article "Tsilla Chelton" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jun 21, 1919 In Jerusalem, Palestine (now Israel)
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series L'Agence Nostradamus 1950-10-09
Latest Project:
Movie Persecution 2009-10-17
Known For
Poster of Le Choix de Macha
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of Police Commissioner Moulin
Poster of Very Happy Alexander
Movie Sister Smile La doyenne des Dominicaines 2009-04-29
Movie Persecution La vieille dame 2009-10-17
Movie Le petit fût Mère Magloire 2008-03-11
Movie Pandora's Box Nusret 2008-09-06
Movie Zone libre Madame Schwartz 2007-01-16
Series Melting Pot Café Elizabeth 2007-04-17
Series Chez Maupassant la mère Magloire 2007-03-06
Movie Le Choix de Macha Hortense 2004-01-21
Movie The Pleasure Is All Mine Gaby 2004-08-18
Movie The Pact of Silence Mère Joseph 2003-03-05
Movie Family Pack Lea 2001-07-04
Movie The Musketeer Madame Lacross 2001-09-07
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Movie The Thirst for Gold Mémé Zezette 1993-08-31
Movie Auntie Danielle Tatie Danielle 1990-04-04
Movie Charter 2020 Simone Le Guen 1980-04-19
Movie La nuit, tous les chats sont gris Unknown 1977-11-23
Movie Peppermint Soda The General Supervisor 1977-12-14
Series Police Commissioner Moulin La grande-tante de Moulin 1976-08-04
Movie C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! Madame pipi 1975-01-22
Movie La adúltera Unknown 1975-12-15
Series Mort au jury Madame Muss-Leduran 1974-09-24
Movie Shanks Mrs. Barton 1974-10-09
Series Le 16 à Kerbriant Blanche Lacassagne 1972-02-21
Movie The Wedding Ring Mme Duvernet 1971-01-15
Movie Shéhérazade la magicienne 1971-12-30
Movie Ten Days Wonder Mère Théo 1971-12-01
Movie Distracted Madame Cliston 1970-12-09
Movie Les gauloises bleues La directrice 1969-06-07
Movie Very Happy Alexander Mrs. Bouillot 1968-02-09
Movie Les Compagnons de Baal Une adoratrice de Cosmochronos 1968-07-29
Movie The Buddies l'hôtelière 1965-01-15
Movie Public School Unknown 1965-10-07
Movie Sweet and Sour Unknown 1963-09-04
Movie Bébert et l'omnibus La voyageuse 1963-12-03
Movie War of the Buttons (non défini) 1962-04-18
Series L'Agence Nostradamus Unknown 1950-10-09