Marie-Georges Pascal

Marie-Georges Pascal[3] (born Marie-Georges Charlotte Faisy; October 2, 1946 – November 9, 1985[1]) was a French film, television[4] and theatre actress.[5]

Marie-Georges Pascal
Marie georges pascal 1978.jpg
Marie-Georges Pascal in
Les Raisins de la Mort
Marie-Georges Charlotte Faisy

(1946-10-02)October 2, 1946
Cambrai, France[1]
DiedNovember 9, 1985(1985-11-09) (aged 39)
Paris, France[1]
Cause of deathSuicide[1][2]
Years active1970–1985
Notable work
Good Little Girls
Le Dessous du ciel
D'Artagnan Amoureux
Les Raisins de la Mort

Early lifeEdit

Marie-Georges Pascal was born in Cambrai[1] in northern France. She later described her childhood as "very hard " and " very sad". Her parents, who dreamed of seeing her becoming a concert artist, forced her to spend her days playing the piano.[6] At the age of sixteen, after the death of her mother and her father's remarriage, she left home and got a job as a model.[6]

On ScreenEdit

She made her debut in 1971, appearing in Jean-Claude Roy's French classic Les Petites Filles modèles, in which she played one of the lead roles alongside Jessica Dorn, Cathy Reghin, Michele Girardon and Bella Darvi.[6][7]

From 1972 to early 1973 she performed six erotic films including Je suis frigide... pourquoi? with Sandra Julien,[8] German film Hausfrauen Report international, Bananes mécaniques, with Anne Libert, Pauline Larrieu, Philippe Gasté[9] and Patrice Valota,[10] Quand Les Filles se Déchaînent, Les Infidèles and Les confidences érotiques d'un lit trop accueillant, with Olga Georges-Picot.[1][11]

In 1973, she received roles in comedy films, L'Historie Très Bonne et Très Joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise, with Brigitte Bardot and Gross Paris, and in a drama La Rage au poing, alongside Tony Gatlif.[7]

In 1974, she received the leading role in Le Dessous du ciel, playing a young woman passionate for parachuting. Mixing adventure and romance, the series was a success and substantially increased her popularity in France. The series is well received in countries such as Germany, thanks to Pierre Brice's presence in the cast.[12] Her next television credits include leading roles in drama series, Les Pilotes de courses, La Vie des autres and a part in an episode of the long-running crime series Les Cinq Dernières Minutes. Pascal has also starred in television films and mini-series like D'Artagnan Amoureux.[4]

In other countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, she is best known for playing the lead role as Élisabeth in the 1978 Jean Rollin classic horror Les Raisins de la Mort, in which Rollin himself said she was very "moving" and that "she made her character's descent into madness is extremely real".[2] The same year, she also appeared in Brigade Mondaine,[13] an adaptation of a novel edited by Gérard de Villiers with a soundtrack by Marc Cerrone. During the 1980s she appeared in two films, Cauchemar and Flics de choc with Mylène Demongeot, which was her final film.[11]

On stageEdit

Robert Hossein gave her the opportunity to make her debut on stage in 1970 in an adaptation of Georges Simenon's novel La Neige était sale.[6][14][15] In 1972, she showed off various skills in the musical Madame Pauline. Then she played both in comedies and dramas.

She played in Marc Camoletti's success of Boulevard theatre Duos sur canapé (1974)[16] and Boeing-Boeing (1976), Eugène Labiche's classical Vaudeville The Italian Straw Hat (1980),[5] Molière's Les Femmes Savantes (1979) and Jean Anouilh's Le Nombril (1983).

She also played dramatic characters like Chimène in Corneille's Le Cid (1975), Ismene in Anouilh's Antigone (1975-1976),[5][16] Jeanie in Henry Miller's Just wild about Harry (1977),[5][17] Estelle Rigault in Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit (1982)[14][18] and Germaine Lechat in Octave Mirbeau's Business is business (1985).[14]


Marie-Georges Pascal died in Paris at the age of 39. The apparent cause of her death was suicide.[1][2][19]



Year Title Role Directed by International Title
Les Petites Filles modèles Camille Jean-Claude Roy "Good Little Girls"
Je suis frigide... pourquoi? Carla Chambon Max Pécas "I Am Frigid... Why?"
Hausfrauen-Report international Janine Ernst Hofbauer "Housewives on the Job"
Les Infidèles a girl at Sophie's Christian Lara "The Adulteress"
Bananes mécaniques Marie-Georges Jean-François Davy "Clockwork Banana"
Les Confidences érotiques d'un lit trop accueillant Noëlle Michel Lemoine "Invitation to Bed"
L'Histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise A bather Nina Companeez "The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot"
Quand les filles se déchaînent Mylène Guy Maria "Hot and Naked"
Gross Paris Gilles Grangier
La Rage au poing Christine Eric Le Hung "Raging Fists"
Les Raisins de la mort Élisabeth Jean Rollin "The Grapes of Death"
Brigade mondaine Peggy Jacques Scandelari "Victims of Vice"
Cauchemar Lydia Noël Simsolo "Nightmare"
Flics de choc Assistant of "Mitress" Jean-Pierre Desagnat "Shock Cops"


Year Title Role Directed by Notes
La Mort d'un champion Maria Chamart Abder Isker Television film
Le Dessous du ciel Joëlle Gavarnier Roger Gillioz Television series
Pilotes de courses Brigitte Ducel Robert Guez Television series
Le Milliardaire Cécile Fabre-Simmons Robert Guez Television film
D'Artagnan amoureux Julie de Colineau du Val Yannick Andréi Television mini-series
Mini-chroniques de René Goscinny The dream girl Jean-Marie Coldefy Season 2, episode 3 "La Croisière"
Quand flambait le bocage Mme de Montsorbier Claude-Jean Bonnardot Television film
Par-devant notaire Minouche Jean Laviron Episode: "La Résidence du bonheur"
Mme de Sévigné: Idylle familiale avec Bussy-Rabutin Louise de Bussy Gérard Pignol
Jacques Vigoureux
Television film
La Vie des autres Audrey Caldwell Jean-Pierre Desagnat Episode: "Le Scandale"
La Double Vie de Théophraste Longuet Jane de Montfort Yannick Andréi Television mini-series
Les cinq dernières minutes Lydie Vignal Jean-Pierre Desagnat Season 3, episode 32 "Rouge Marine"

Archive FootageEdit

  • 1975: Rêves pornos / Le Dictionnaire de l'érotisme, directed by Max Pécas (edited from Je Suis Frigide...Pourquoi?) ... Carla
  • 1999: Eurotika !, documentary television series directed by Andy Stark and Pete Tombs  : Episodes: Vampires and Virgins: The Films of Jean Rollin (edited from Les Raisins de la Mort), Is there a Doctor in the House: Medicine gone bad (edited from Je Suis Frigide...Pourquoi?), I am a Nymphomaniac: Erotic Films of Max Pécas (edited from Je Suis Frigide...Pourquoi?)
  • 2007: La Nuit des horloges, directed by Jean Rollin (edited from Les Raisins de la Mort) .. Élisabeth
  • 2007: Secret Cinema (Das geheime Kino), short directed by Michael Wolf (edited from Les Raisins de la mort)
  • 2008: Spark of Life, short directed by Mike Bazanele (edited from Les Raisins de la mort)
  • 2008: Grindhouse Universe, (trailer of Les Petites Filles modèles)
  • 2011: Jean Rollin, le rêveur égaré, documentary directed by Damien Dupont and Yvan Pierre-Kaiser (edited from Les Raisins de la mort)
  • 2015: Jean Rollin, être et à voir, documentary directed by Jean-Loup Martin (edited from Les Raisins de la mort)



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Marie-Georges Pascal at Les Gens du cinema (French)
  2. ^ a b c Richey, Jeremy (March 10, 2009)"Jean Rollin: The Collaborators (Marie-Georges Pascal)". Retrieved September 29, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Also credited as Marie George Pascal or Marie-George Pascal
  4. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal Archived November 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine at Actrices de France (French).
  5. ^ a b c d Marie-Georges Pascal on Les Archives du spectacle (French)
  6. ^ a b c d Marie-Georges Pascal Interview by Marlyse Lowenbach, October 1974, on (French)
  7. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal at Encyclo-ciné (French)
  8. ^ Sandra Julien is another actress who has worked with director Jean Rollin in Le Frisson des Vampires
  9. ^ Philippe Gasté of Jean Rollin's Requiem pour un Vampire
  10. ^ Patrice Valota also appeared in Les Raisins de la Mort
  11. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal at IMDb
  12. ^ Le Dessous du ciel at gerardchambre-tribute
  13. ^ "Jacques Scandelari's Victims of Vice (1978)". Retrieved September 29, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ a b c tournées Herbert-Kasenty on Régie Théâ
  15. ^ Program of the show at
  16. ^ a b Marie-Georges Pascal on Régie Théâ
  17. ^ Just wild about Harry/Transit BNF
  18. ^ Ons stad #9, 1982, pp.30-32 (backstage pictures).
  19. ^ Marie-Georges Pascal on

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