Florelle (born Odette Élisa Joséphine Marguerite Rousseau, 9 August 1898 – 28 September 1974) was a French soprano singer and actress.

She was born in Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée. She began her stage career singing at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique and the Moulin Rouge. She gained fame as Polly Peachum in the French film The Threepenny Opera, after which she had numerous other film roles. In the 1940s, she retired from the stage, but continued to make film appearances during the war.[1] She died in La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée at age 76.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film
1912 The Mask of Horror
1930 The Prosecutor Hallers
1931 Venetian Nights
1931 The Threepenny Opera
1932 The Nude Woman
1932 The Improvised Son
1932 The Wonderful Day
1932 Monsieur, Madame and Bibi
1933 La dame de chez Maxim's
1934 Les Misérables
1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange
1952 Three Women


  1. ^ O'Connor, Patrick (2001). "Florelle, Odette". In Root, Deane L. (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford University Press.

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