End Credits #80: Cinema's 2018 Lost Treasures Stéphane Audran
These are some of Cinema's sad departures of 2018 taken from my personal notes soon after the tragic events took place:
French actress Stéphane Audran has died at age 85. From 1964 to 1980 she was married to New Wave director Claude Chabrol appearing in 24 of his films beginning with the critically acclaimed Les Cousins (1959) and later including Les Bonnes Femmes (1960), Le scandale (The Champagne Murders, 1967), Les Biches (1968), La femme infidèle (The Unfaithful Wife, 1969), Le Boucher (1970), Juste avant la nuit (Just Before Nightfall, 1971), Les noces rouges (Wedding in Blood, 1973) and her last with Chabrol, Betty (1992). In addition she lent her poise and dignity to other top directors including Éric Rohmer (Le signe du lion, 1962), Anatole Litvak (The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, 1970), Luis Buñuel (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972), Claude Sautet (Vincent, François, Paul and the Others, 1974), Sam Fuller (The Big Red One, 1980), Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de torchon, 1981) and Gabriel Axel in perhaps her most famous role (Babette's Feast, 1987). Stéphane Audran (November 8, 1932 - March 27, 2018) R.I.P.