Olga Georges-Picot

Olga Georges-Picot (6 January 1940 – 19 June 1997) was a French actress. She was a great-niece of François Georges-Picot.[1]

Olga Georges-Picot
Born(1940-01-06)6 January 1940
Died19 June 1997(1997-06-19) (aged 57)
Occupationactress
Years active1962–1986

Early life

Born in Shanghai, in Japanese-occupied China, she was the daughter of Guillaume Georges-Picot, the French Ambassador to China, and a Russian mother, Anastasia Vyacheslavovna Mironovich. She attended the International School in Geneva in the early fifties with her sister. She also attended the Lycée français de New York (Class of 1958).[2] She studied acting at the Actors Studio in Paris.

Career

Her acting career included roles in French and English films, and on television. She was featured in Playboy Magazine’s "Sex in Cinema" column, and also on the front cover of the periodical Adam.

She appeared in three mainstream films: Denise, the OAS mole, in The Day of the Jackal (1973); Countess Alexandrovna in Woody Allen’s Love and Death (1975); and Julie Anderson in Basil Dearden’s The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970). Her break-through role in the movies was as Catrine in the Alain Resnais’s film Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968). Earlier that year, she had appeared in the French television movie Thibaud the Crusader (1968).

Personal life

Georges-Picot suffered from severe depression. On Thursday 19 June 1997, during a bout of depression, she jumped from the 5th floor of an apartment building on the river Seine and died.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1962Tales of ParisLa secrétaire(segment "Ella")
1967Two for the RoadJoanna's Touring FriendUncredited
1968Je t'aime, je t'aimeCatrine
1968Farewell, FriendIsabelle Moreau
1968The Other PeopleElsa
1968Summit
1969Catherine, il suffit d'un amourCatherine
1970The Man Who Haunted HimselfJulie Anderson
1970Connecting RoomsClaudia
1971La cavaleNadine
1972The Man Who Quit SmokingGunhild
1973La révélationClarie
1973Un Homme libreNicole Lefèvre
1973The Day of the JackalDenise
1973Le feu aux lèvresChristine Benoît
1973Les Confidences érotiques d'un lit trop accueillantDominique
1973Féminin-fémininMarie-Hélène
1974Successive slidings of pleasureNora / lawyer
1974PersecutionMonique Kalfonaka Sheba, The Graveyard, The Terror of Sheba
1974Härte 10Nadine MercierTV Mini-Series, 6 episodes
1975Children of RageLeylah Saleh
1975Love and DeathCountess Alexandrovna
1977Goodbye EmmanuelleFlorence
1978Brigade mondaine
1984RebeloteSuzanne Chauveau, la mère

References

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