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Anny Duperey

Anny Duperey

Anny Duperey (born Annie Legras) is a French actress, published photographer and best-selling author with a career spanning almost six decades as of 2021 and more than eighty cinema or television credits, around thirty theatre productions and 15 books. She is a five-time Molière Award for Best Actress nominee (known as the French Tony Awards), was awarded two 7 d'Or (equivalent to the Emmy Awards) and was nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress (known as the French Oscars) for Yves Robert's Pardon Mon Affaire (1976). In 1977, she received the Prix Alice-Louis-Barthou awarded by the Académie Française. She is more commercially known for her leading role as Catherine Beaumont in the TF1 hit series Une famille formidable which ran for 15 seasons (1992-2018) regurlarly topping national primetime viewership numbers and also broadcast throughout french-speaking europe peaking at 11 millions viewers in France alone. Some of her most notable feature films include Jean-Luc Godard's Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967); Roger Vadim's Spirits of the Dead (1968); André Hunebelle's The Return of Monte Cristo (1968); Alain Resnais' Stavisky (1974); Umberto Lenzi's From Hell to Victory (1979); Henri Verneuil's A Thousand Billion Dollars (1982), Claude Berri's Germinal (1993) or Alain Resnais' You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012). Her trapeze number for the Gala de l'Union des artistes with Francis Perrin as well as her 'red dress scene' with Jean Rochefort swaying her hips as a nod to Marilyn Monroe on Vladimir Cosma's original score both became cult in French popular culture. She was made a Chevalier (French: Knight) of the Légion d'honneur as part of the French Republic's 2012 New Year decoration class also honouring Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Maurice Herzog and Salma Hayek. She has been a supporter of the charity SOS Children's Villages since 1993.
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