Geneviève Sorya

Geneviève Sorya (23 June 1912 – 23 March 2008) was a French stage and film actress. She was also known as the mother of Academy Award-nominated actress Anouk Aimée.[1]

Geneviève Sorya
Geneviève Marie Thérèse Durand

(1912-06-23)23 June 1912
Died23 March 2008(2008-03-23) (aged 95)
Spouse(s)Henry Murray (born Henri Dreyfus)
ChildrenAnouk Aimée

Personal life

Geneviève Marie Thérèse Durand was the daughter of André Hippolyte Durand and Émilie Marguerite Mélanie (née Boussiron) Durand. She was married to French actor Henry Murray (born Henri Dreyfus), with whom she had a daughter, who became actress Anouk Aimée. Sorya studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris.[2]


Sorya performed in over fifteen films, including The End of the Day, and The Man of the Hour (1937) with Maurice Chevalier although she was primarily a stage actress in her native Paris. In 1981 she appeared in the film What Puts David with her daughter.[3]

Selected filmography


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