The Beautiful Otero

The Beautiful Otero (French: La belle Otero, Italian: La bella Otero) is a 1954 French-Italian historical drama film directed by Richard Pottier and starring María Félix, Jacques Berthier and Louis Seigner.[1] It is based on the story of the nineteenth century Spanish dancer and courtesan Caroline Otéro.

The Beautiful Otero
Directed byRichard Pottier
Produced byEmile Natan
Joseph Spigler
Written byCarolina Otero (memories)
Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon
Jacques Sigurd
StarringMaría Félix
Jacques Berthier
Louis Seigner
Music byGeorges Van Parys
CinematographyMichel Kelber
Edited byAndré Gaudier
Les Films Modernes
Industrie Cinematografiche Sociali
Cine Produzione Astoria
Distributed byCompagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (France)
Release date
5 November 1954
Running time
92 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys. Filming took place at the Joinville Studios and Saint-Maurice Studios in Paris. It was shot in Eastmancolor.



  1. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture p.54


  • Tom Brown & Belén Vidal. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture. Routledge, 2013.

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