About Arletty

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: May 15, 1898
Birth Place:  Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France, France
Occupation: Actress, singer, fashion model
Years active: 1930–1963


Arletty was born on May 15, 1898 in  Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France, France, is Actress, Soundtrack. Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having been the lover of a German official during the ocupation of France. In 1963 she had an accident which left her almost blind. Her most important movies were filmed and directed by Marcel Carné ("Hotel du Nord (1938)" or "Enfants du Paradis, Les (1945)").
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Does Arletty Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Arletty has been died on 23 July 1992(1992-07-23) (aged 94)\nParis, France.

🎂 Arletty - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Arletty die, Arletty was 94 years old.

Popular As Arletty
Occupation Actress
Age 94 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 15, 1898 ( Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France, France)
Birthday May 15
Town/City  Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France, France
Nationality France

🌙 Zodiac

Arletty’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Arletty was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Famous Quotes:

“Arletty was too well known for the mere humiliation of having her head shaved, her naked skull tarred with a swastika and in this abject state paraded through the streets to confront the jeers and spittle of the mob. Prison would be none too good for her, people said, looking forward to severe retribution for the moral treason of which they found her guilty.”



Her early career was dominated by the music hall, and she later appeared in plays and cabaret. Arletty was a stage performer for ten years before her film debut in 1930. Arletty’s career took off around 1936 when she appeared as the leading lady in the stage plays Les Joies du Capitole and Fric-Frac, in which she starred opposite Michel Simon. She later starred as Blanche in the French version of A Streetcar Named Desire.


Arletty was imprisoned in 1945 for her wartime liaison with a German Luftwaffe officer, Hans-Jürgen Soehring, during the occupation of France. She allegedly later commented on the experience, "My heart is French but my ass is international." Although other French women fell in love with German Soldiers, her romantic affiliation with Soehring during the German occupation prompted a charge of treason. James Lord wrote of her special treatment:


In 1995 the government of France issued a series of limited edition coins to commemorate the centenary of film that included a 100 Franc coin bearing the image of Arletty.


Marcel Carné was known for his poetic realism filmmaking style. Arletty’s minor role of Raymonde in his film, Hotel du Nord, garnered attention for her “Atmosphere! Atmosphere!” performance. In 1945 Arletty appeared in her most famous film role, the central part of Garance in Les Enfants du Paradis, her fourth role for the Director. For this role she earned one of the highest salaries ever in French cinema.

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