Jehanne d'Alcy

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Jehanne d'Alcy
Jeanne d'Alcy. SIP. 947. Photo Reutlinger (cropped).jpg
Born
Charlotte Lucie Marie Adèle Stephanie Adrienne Faës

(1865-03-20)20 March 1865
Died14 October 1956(1956-10-14) (aged 91)
Versailles, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationActress
Years active1896–1952
Spouse(s)Georges Méliès (1925–1938; his death)

Charlotte Lucie Marie Adèle Stephanie Adrienne Faës (20 March 1865 – 14 October 1956), known by her stage name Jeanne d'Alcy or Jehanne d'Alcy, was a French film actress. She was the wife of French cinema pioneer Georges Méliès from 1925 until his death in 1938.

D'Alcy had achieved success in theatrical productions by 1896, but left the stage to devote herself to film, becoming one of the first performers to do so.[1]

Born in Vaujours, Seine-Saint-Denis, she appeared in Le Manoir du diable (1896), Jeanne d'Arc (1900) and Le Voyage dans la lune (1902). She died in Versailles at age 91.[2] She was portrayed by actress Helen McCrory in Martin Scorsese's 2011 film Hugo.[3]

Selected filmography

Bibliography

  • Herbert, Stephen. "Jehanne d'Alcy". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 24 July 2009.

References

  1. ^ Wemaere, Séverine; Duval, Gilles (2011). La couleur retrouvée du Voyage dans la Lune. Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage. p. 165. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Jehanne d'Alcy". Victorian-cinema.net.
  3. ^ Brown, Royal S. (2012). "Hugo and A Trip to the Moon (Web Exclusive)". Cineaste Magazine. Vol. XXXVII, no. 4. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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