Musidora

Musidora

Original Name Jeanne Roques
Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 11 Dec 1957 (aged 68)
Bois-le-Roi, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Bois-le-Roi, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 8991394 · View Source
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Actress, Writer, Director. The first "vamp" of French films. Born Jeanne Roques in Paris, she borrowed her professional name from the heroine of Theophile Gautier's novel "Fortunio". Although she directed several films and was later active as a novelist, playwright, and journalist, she owes her lasting cult reputation to one role: as Irma Vep, the voluptuous, amoral villainess of Feuillade's crime serial "Les Vampires" (1915-1916). In her last years Musidora was associated with the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 25 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8991394
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Musidora (23 Feb 1889–11 Dec 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8991394, citing Cimetière de Bois-le-Roi, Bois-le-Roi, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .