Odile Versois

Odile Versois (born Étiennette de Poliakoff-Baydaroff; 15 June 1930 23 June 1980) was a French actress who appeared in 47 film and television productions between 1948 and 1980. Versois was the sister of actresses Marina Vlady, Hélène Vallier and Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff. Their father, Vladimir, was a noted opera singer of Russian descent, and their mother, Militza Envald Voropanoff, was a dancer. Born in Paris, she began acting as a child and for a while pursued a ballet career.[1]

Odile Versois
Versois in The Bride Can't Wait (1949)
Étiennette de Poliakoff-Baydaroff

(1930-06-15)15 June 1930
Paris, France
Died23 June 1980(1980-06-23) (aged 50)
Paris, France
Years active19481980
Spouse(s)Jacques Dacqmine (divorced)
François Pozzo di Borgo (divorced)

Personal life

Versois married actor Jacques René Dacqmine (30 November 1923 – 29 March 2010; The Queen's Necklace) in 1951 but the couple divorced a year later. She had four children by her second husband, Comte François Reynier Ambroise Henri Pozzo di Borgo, whom she married in 1953 but also divorced. She died in Paris of cancer shortly after her 50th birthday.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1948The Last VacationJuliette Lherminier
1949Fantomas Against FantomasLa jeune fille
1949The Bride Can't WaitMaria
1949Summer StormMarie-Lou
1950Legend of LoveFrancesca da Rimini
1950Old Boys of Saint-LoupCatherine Jacquelin
1950Mademoiselle Josette, My WomanJosette Dupré
1950Into the BlueJackie
1951Beautiful LoveHelga Jorgensen
1952DomenicaDomenica Léandri
1952Grand GalaAnna
1952La répétition manquée
1953Mina de VanghelMina de Vanghel
1953A Day to RememberMartine Berthier
1953Les crimes de l'amourMina de Vanghel(segment 1 : 'Mina de Vanghel')
1954The Young LoversAnna Szobek
1955To Paris with LoveLizette Marconne
1955Sophie et le CrimeUncredited
1956Les InsoumisesHélène
1956Michel Strogoff
1957King in ShadowQueen Mathilde
1958Passport to ShameMarie Louise 'Malou' Beaucaire
1958Toi, le veninHélène Lecain
1960La dragée hauteEvelyne Barsac
1961El secreto de los hombres azulesSuzanne
1961Le rendez-vousEdith
1962CartoucheIsabelle de Ferrussac
1962Where the Truth LiesNathalie
1963Because, Because of a WomanNathalie
1963Transit à SaïgonNicole
1964Le dernier tiercéJacqueline
1968BenjaminLa conseillère
1976Stationschef FallmerayerAnna Walewska
1977Le Crabe-tambourMadame
1980Julien Fontanes, magistratInge WolfrumEpisode: "Les mauvais chiens", (final appearance)


  1. Some sources cite Tatiana as her birth name and her date of birth as 14 June, not 15 June.
  2. Odile Versois on IMDb

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