Yvette Andréyor

Yvette Andréyor (born Yvette Louise Pauline Royé, 6 August 1891 – 30 October 1962)[1] was a French actress most popular in the era of silent film. She appeared in more than 100 films between 1910 and 1962.

Yvette Andréyor
Yvette Andréyor in Judex.jpg
Born
Yvette Louise Pauline Royé

(1891-08-06)6 August 1891
Died30 October 1962(1962-10-30) (aged 71)
Paris, France
Resting placeSaint-Ouen Cemetery
OccupationActress
Years active1897–1962
Spouse(s)
(m. 1917; div. 1926)

BiographyEdit

Yvette Louise Pauline Royé was born at the maternity hospital of Port-Royal in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on 6 August 1891 to Jean-Baptiste André Royé, an artist, and Marie-Louise Carcel.[1]

At six, she made her debut on the stage of the Théâtre de l'Odéon. She continued her artistic training at the conservatory where she won an award in 1913. Afterwards, she began performing at the Antoine theater and in Belgium.[2]

Yvette Royé changed her name to Yvette Andréyor and made her film debut in 1910. She starred in Le haleur (1911) alongside Léonce Perret, who also directed and wrote it, and in Le Bossu (1912).[3] In December 1914, Andréyor performed on Broadway in the play The Union Eternal.[4][5]

Louis Feuillade took notice of her and directed her in numerous short films alongside Renée Carl, René Navarre, André Luguet, and Suzanne Grandais. Over the next ten years, Andréyor became one of Feuillade's favorite actresses.

At the end of 1912, she was Joséphine la pierreuse in Fantômas, a film serial in twelve episodes with René Navarre as the title role.[6][7] In 1916, she was Jacqueline Aubry in Judex, the young widow with whom the popular hero embodied by René Cresté falls in love.[8] The following year, as Judex concluded filming, Andréyor's collaboration with Louis Feuillade ended.

Andréyor then worked for other filmmakers, such as Gaston Ravel, Jacques de Baroncelli, Robert Péguy, and Germaine Dulac. In 1921, Andréyor acted as Sava Toronthal in Mathias Sandorf, an adaptation of the adventure novel by Jules Verne directed by Henri Fescourt.

In 1923, she returned to the Odéon, the theater where she made her debut, and devoted herself exclusively to the stage for the next 5 years. In 1928, Andréyor returned to the screen, appearing in Two Timid Souls, directed by René Clair.[9]

In the 1930s, Andréyor only appeared in short films and was given supporting roles under the direction of Alberto Cavalcanti and Robert Péguy. After World War II, she acted alongside Georges Marchal in Torrents (1946) and Bourvil in Not So Stupid (1946).

Andréyor made her final film appearance in 1962 in La Planque.

Andréyor died in the 16th arrondissement of Paris on 30 October 1962. She is buried in the 33rd division of Saint-Ouen Cemetery.

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "LES GENS DU CINEMA ©". lesgensducinema.com.
  2. ^ Abel, Richard (9 April 2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415234405. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Abel, Richard (9 April 2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415234405. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Herald 14 December 1914 — California Digital Newspaper Collection". cdnc.ucr.edu. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Los Angeles Herald 16 December 1914 — California Digital Newspaper Collection". cdnc.ucr.edu. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  6. ^ Abel, Richard (9 April 1994). The Ciné Goes to Town: French Cinema, 1896-1914. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520079359. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "The Moving Picture World". World Photographic Publishing Company. 9 April 1916. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Yvette Andreyor". BFI. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Tribeca". Tribeca. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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