Dominique Sanda

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Dominique Sanda at the Film Museum in Vienna in 2013
Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne

(1948-03-11) 11 March 1948 (age 71)
Paris, France
Years active1969present
Nicolae Cutzarida(m. 2000)
Partner(s) Christian Marquand (1970s)

Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne (born 11 March 1948), [1] professionally known as Dominique Sanda, is a French actress and former fashion model.


Life and career

Sanda was born in Paris to Lucienne (née Pichon) and Gérard Varaigne. [2] She appeared in such noted European films of the 1970s as Vittorio de Sica's Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini , Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist and Novecento , and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Good and Evil . She also appeared in The Mackintosh Man (with Paul Newman) and Steppenwolf (with Max von Sydow).

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In 1993 at the Théâtre de la Commune, in Aubervilliers, France, she played Melitta in Madame Klein (Mrs. Klein by Nicolas Wright), directed by Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman. In 1995 in Italy, she played the Marquise de Merteuil in Les liaisons dangereuses , based on Choderlos de Laclos's novel, directed by Mario Monicelli. From 1995–1996 in France and Belgium, she has been Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, directed by Adrian Brine.

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In 2000, she married Nicolae Cutzarida, an Argentine philosopher and University professor of Romanian origin. She currently lives in Buenos Aires and usually travel back and forth with Paris. [4]

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  2. Dominique Sanda Biography.
  3. "Festival de Cannes: The Inheritance". Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  4. "Dominique among us", by María Moreno 05-31-2002 - Las12, cultural and feminist section of Pagina/12