Véra Korène

Véra Korène (6 June 1901 – 19 November 1996) was a Russian-born French actress and singer.

Véra Korène
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Rébecca Véra Korestzky

(1901-06-06)6 June 1901
Died19 November 1996(1996-11-19) (aged 95)
Years active1922–1978

Born Rébecca Véra Korestzky in Russia of Jewish heritage, she fled the Revolution and settled in Paris, France.

Using the Francized name Korène, she began her career in the theatre but also appeared in a number of films during the 1930s. A mainstay of the Parisian stage, in the 1950s she organized her own theatre production company, putting on performances at the Comédie Française. In 1956 she was named director of the Théâtre de la Renaissance, a position she held until 1978.

Véra Korène died in 1996 in Louveciennes in a senior citizen's home and was interred in the Cimetière de Pantin in the Parisian suburb of Pantin.


Year Title Role Notes
1922 Son excellence le Bouif
1933 The Faceless Voice Estelle
1934 Belle de nuit Maryse / Maïthé
1935 Second Bureau L'Espionne Erna Flieder
1936 The Volga Boatman Lydia Goreff
1936 L'Argent Hélène
1936 Seven Men, One Woman La comtesse Lucie de Kéradec
1936 Au service du tsar Anna Raditsch
1937 The Red Dancer Tania Golgorine
1937 Double crime sur la ligne Maginot Anna Bruchot
1938 Tamara la complaisante Tamara
1938 Café de Paris Geneviève Lambert
1939 Savage Brigade Marie Kalitjeff (final film role)

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