Yvonne de Bray (12 May 1889 – 1 February 1954) was a French stage and film actress. She was born Yvonne Laurence Blanche de Bray in Paris and died there.

Yvonne de Bray
French Portrait d'Yvonne de Bray.jpg
portrait in 1913 by Léopold Reutlinger
Yvonne Laurence Blanche de Bray

(1889-05-12)12 May 1889
Paris, France
Died1 February 1954(1954-02-01) (aged 64)
Paris, France
Years active1907–1953

In 1939, she and her partner Violette Morris invited Jean Cocteau to stay with them at their houseboat docked at Pont de Neuilly where he wrote the three-act play Les Monstres sacrés.[1] She was a successful stage actress but it was Cocteau who introduced her as a film actress in his 1943 film, L'Éternel retour.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

1952 – We Are All Murderers
1950 – Olivia
1949 – Gigi
1948 – L'Aigle à deux têtes
1948 – Les Parents terribles
1943 – L'Éternel Retour


  1. ^ Cari, Coline; Pruvost, Geneviève; Bonnet, Marie-Jo (2012). "Violence symbolique, violence fantasmée, l'exemple de la « scandaleuse » Violette Morris (1893-1944)". Penser la violence des femmes (in French). La Découverte. pp. 201–272. ISBN 9782707172969.
  2. ^ "Yvonne de Bray". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-06-24.

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