Françoise Vatel

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Françoise Vatel (born Françoise Watel, 28 November 1937, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine 24 October 2005 in Soissons) was a French actress.

Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine Commune in Île-de-France, France

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Soissons Subprefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

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Vatel began her film career at the age of 16 in Jean Gourguet's Les Premiers outrages, and she worked with the director again in Les promesses dangeureuses, La Putain sentimentale and Les frangines. She worked then in the theatre, playing for several years in Claude Magnier's Oscar. She appeared also in films of the Nouvelle Vague, in Luc Moullet's Brigitte et Brigitte and Les Contrebandières and Claude Chabrol's Les Cousins among others.

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Selected filmography


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