Gina Manès (born Blanche Moulin; 7 April 1893 – 6 September 1989) was a French film actress and a major star of French silent cinema. After an early appearance in a Louis Feuillade film, she had significant roles in films of Germaine Dulac and Jean Epstein, including Cœur fidèle.

Gina Manès
Gina Manés
Blanche Moulin

(1893-04-07)7 April 1893
Died6 September 1989(1989-09-06) (aged 96)
Years active1916–1966


Gina Manés

In Abel Gance's Napoléon, she took the part of Joséphine de Beauharnais, and then played the title role in Jacques Feyder's Thérèse Raquin. She made the transition to sound films but during the 1930s her popularity faded, and periods of residence in Morocco took her further from the public eye. She continued to take small roles in films, and also worked in the circus and in the theatre. In total, Manès appeared in over 90 films between 1916 and 1966.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Dictionnaire du cinéma français, sous la direction de Jean-Loup Passek. Paris: Larousse, 1987. p. 286.
  2. ^ Obituary of Gina Manès, in The Times (London) 14 September 1989, p. 18; Issue 63499.

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