|Years active 1957-2013|
Name Bernadette Lafont
|Born 28 October 1938 (1938-10-28) Nimes, Gard (France)|
Died July 25, 2013, Nimes, France
Spouse Diourka Medveczky (m. 1959–1973), Gerard Blain (m. 1956–1959)
Children Pauline Lafont, Elisabeth Lafont, David Lafont
Awards Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress, Honorary Cesar
Movies Paulette, The Mother and the Whore, Such a Gorgeous Kid Like, Attila Marcel, Les Mistons
Similar People Pauline Lafont, Jerome Enrico, Claude Chabrol, Gerard Blain, Jean Eustache
Bernadette Lafont on acting in Truffaut's "Les Mistons" (Media Funhouse)
Bernadette Lafont (28 October 1938 – 25 July 2013) was a French actress who appeared in more than 120 feature films. She has been considered "the face of French New Wave". In 1999 she told The New York Times her work was "the motor of my existence".
- Bernadette Lafont on acting in Truffauts Les Mistons Media Funhouse
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- Personal life
Meet the actress bernadette lafont by fiaf
Bernadette Lafont had her debut in Les Mistons ("The Mischief Makers") in 1958 and became part of the "Nouvelle Vague" in the 60's due to her following films with François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol. In 1986 Lafont was awarded a César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for An Impudent Girl (L'Effrontée). In the following year she was again nominated, this time for Masques. For her long service to the French motion picture industry, in 2003 she was awarded an Honorary César. In May 2007, she chaired the jury for the fifth edition of the Award for Education presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. She was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor on 14 July 2009.
Her complete filmography includes TV shows, and she also worked successfully as a stage actress.
Her last film, Paulette, released in 2013, was a success in and outside France.
Lafont had three children with her husband Diourka Medveczky: David, Elisabeth and Pauline (1963–1988).