Geneviève Kervine

Geneviève Kervine (1931–1989) was a French film actress.[1] Born in Dakar in French Senegal, she emerged as a star in the 1950s and was awarded with the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti for the most promising actress in 1955. She was married to the singer and actor Jean Bretonnière.

Geneviève Kervine
Born27 June 1931
Died5 September 1989
Years active1953-1980 (film)


Kervine was active on stage and in French film productions from 1952 to 1962. Film roles included Les Nuits de Montmartre (1955, based on a novel by Claude Orval), and the female lead in Alerte au Deuxieme Bureau (1956).[2] Her last film role was in C'est Pas Moi, C'est L'autre (1962).

Personal lifeEdit

Geneviéve Kervine was married to actor and singer Jean Bretonnière in 1967. They had a son, Marc Bretonnière, who also became an actor, especially successful in voice parts (he was the French voice of Darth Maul, for example).[3] She was 58 when she died from cancer in Paris, in 1989.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Craif p.269
  2. ^ John Howard Reid, Great Cinema Detectives: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense, and Film Noir ( 2006): 16-17. ISBN 9781847286857
  3. ^ Marc Bretonnière, Behind the Voice Actors.


  • Rob Craig. American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography. McFarland, 2019.

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