1920 - 1967
The actress Martine Carol was born as Maryse Louise Mourer. From the 40's she became a very busy filmstar. She became especially famous with the movies directed by her husband Christian-Jaque.
After some effort at the theater she made her film debut in 1941. To her first movies belong "Les corrupteurs" (41), "La femme aux loups" (43), "Trente et quarante" (45), "Miroir" (47) and "Les amants de Vérone" (49).
In the 50's followed the height of her career and Martine Carol became the biggest crowd-puller of the French cinema where she also was convincing in serious roles. To her most popular movies of that decade belong „Les belles de nuit - Die Schönen der Nacht“ (52), "Lucrèce Borgia" (53), "Madame du Barry" (54), „Lola Montez“ (55), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (56) and "Nathalie" (57).
But with the rise of Brigitte Bardot her reputation as a sex symbol
was outshined, her career came soon to an end in the 60's.
The private life of Martine Carol was very turbulent. in 1947 she attempted
suicide by jumping from a bridge into the Seine.
Other movies with Martine Carol: