Brigitte Auber

Brigitte Auber (real name: Marie-Claire Cahen de Labzac,[1] born 27 April 1925) is a French actress who has worked on stage, film and TV in Europe. She was born in Paris, France.


Auber began her film career with the leading role in Jacques Becker's Rendezvous in July (1949) and was known for roles in numerous French films of the 1950s, including Julien Duvivier's romance Under the Sky of Paris (1951). Auber's best-known role, and one of her few English-speaking parts, was opposite Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, released in 1955. Auber plays the role of Danielle Foussard. Nearly a decade and a half later, she played the part of the elder Françoise in Claude de Givrays miniseries Mauregard (1969) while the young Françoise was played by another French Hitchcock actress, Claude Jade from Topaz. She also had a supporting role in the film adaptation of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (1988) from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Leonardo DiCaprio played Louis XIV of France and the Man in the Iron Mask, while Auber played the Queen mother's attendant.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1946 Antoine and Antoinette a guest at the wedding Jacques Becker
Gates of the Night Marcel Carné Uncredited
1948 Les amoureux sont seuls au monde Christine Henri Decoin
1949 Rendezvous in July Thérèse Richard Jacques Becker
1950 Vendetta in Camargue Huguette Jean Devaivre
1951 Under the Sky of Paris Denise Lambert Julien Duvivier
Victor Marianne Claude Heymann
1952 L'Amour toujours l'amour Anita Maurice de Canonge
1953 Women of Paris Gisèle Jean Boyer
1955 To Catch a Thief Danielle Foussard Alfred Hitchcock
Les Aristocrates Daisy de Maubrun Denys de La Patellière
1956 Ce soir les jupons volent Blanche Dimitri Kirsanoff
Lorsque l'enfant paraît Annie Fouquet Michel Boisrond
1959 Mon pote le gitan Odette François Gir
1970 Le Cœur fou Cécile Menessier Jean-Gabriel Albicocco
Mauregard Françoise de Mettray Claude de Givray
1982 Mon Curé Chez les Nudistes Charlotte, Antoine's wife Robert Thomas
1997 Le Déménagement Blanche & Rose Colomb Olivier Doran
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Anne of Austria's lady-in-waiting Randall Wallace


  1. ^ Michel Bracquart (1989). Le Vrai Nom des stars (in French). M.A. éditions. p. 32. ISBN 2866764633.

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