Magali Noël

Magali Noëlle Guiffray (27 June 1931 – 23 June 2015), better known as Magali Noël, was a French actress and singer.

Magali Noël
Luciano Emmer, Marina Vlady, Magali Noël en Bernard Fresson (1960).jpg
Luciano Emmer, Marina Vlady, Magali Noël, and Bernard Fresson (1960)
Born(1931-06-27)27 June 1931
İzmir, Turkey
Died23 June 2015(2015-06-23) (aged 83)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1951–2002


Born in İzmir to French parents in the diplomatic service, she left Turkey for France in 1951, and her acting career began soon thereafter. She acted in multilingual cinema chiefly from 1951 to 1980, appearing in several Italian films directed by Federico Fellini, for whom she was a favourite performer. She acted in films directed by Costa Gavras, Jean Renoir and Jules Dassin. Her career extended to television movies from roughly 1980 to 2002.[citation needed]

Her recording career began in France in 1956, and her most famous song was "Fais-moi mal, Johnny" ("Hurt me Johnny"), written by Boris Vian. This song was one of the first rock 'n' roll songs with French lyrics. It was censored from the radio due to its risqué lyrics.[citation needed]

She died on 23 June 2015, four days before her 84th birthday.[1][2][3]



  • 1956 : Fais-moi mal Johnny de Boris Vian
  • 1964 : Magali Noël chante Boris Vian
  • 1988 : Magali Noël chante Boris Vian (CD Jacques Canetti/Musidisc)
  • 1989 : Regard sur Vian, with Stéphanie Noël, live in Beausobre
  • 2002 : Magali Noël (CD Story Mercury)


  1. ^ "Mort de Magali Noël, égérie de Vian et de Fellini".
  2. ^ "E' morta Magali Noel, la Gradisca di Fellini". Retrieved 24 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Magali Noel
  4. ^ IMDb: Rififi (1955) - Full Cast & Crew

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