Danièle Delorme, born on October 9, 1926, and passed away October 17, 2015, Danièle was a French actress and film producer.
Born Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, to the painter and resistance worker André Girard and his wife, Danièle was a talented pianist but was best known for her role in the cinema of France.
Danièle acted in the first of her more than sixty films in 1942 using her birth name but then adopted the stage name Delorme.
She is best remembered for her starring role in the 1948 original French production of Gigi and in the 1950s Minne (fr), both of which were based on novels by Colette.
In 1945 Danièle married actor Daniel Gélin with whom she had a son, Xavier (1946–1999).
Danièle divorced Gélin in 1954 after he admitted having an affair with Romanian-born model Marie Christine Schneider, that produced a daughter, Maria Schneider.
Danièle son was a successful actor who died of cancer in 1999, aged 53.
In 1956, Danièle married actor/filmmaker Yves Robert who partnered her in an award-winning film production company.
They remained married until his death in 2002.
Danièle served as a member of the jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
Danièle Delorme died in Paris on 17 October 2015. She was 89.