Daniel Emilfork

Daniel Emilfork (7 April 1924 17 October 2006) was a Chilean stage and film actor who made his career in France.

Daniel Emilfork
Born(1924-04-07)7 April 1924
Died17 October 2006(2006-10-17) (aged 82) (natural causes)


Emilfork was born in San Felipe, Chile[1] after his Jewish socialist parents from Kiev[2] fled a pogrom in Odessa. At age 25, he left Chile and settled in France, because, according to his friend Alejandro Jodorowsky, he didn't feel comfortable being a homosexual man in Chile.[3][4]

Emilfork's face was out of the norm and had made him a choice character actor for films such as The City of Lost Children (1995). He specialized in roles of villains. Previously he had played in The Devil's Nightmare (1971), Travels with My Aunt (1972) and Fellini's Casanova (1976), in Roman Polanski's Pirates (1986) and in Taxandria (1994). He carried on acting up until his death, his last film appearing in 2007.

Emilfork's voice and accent when speaking French were extremely striking and unique.

He died in Paris, France.

Selected filmography


  1. Birth certificate # X.1977.0036..00133.
  2. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article613558.ece%5B%5D
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2006-10-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. http://www.elperiodista.cl/newtenberg/1351/article-31047.html%5B%5D
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