Marina Vlady is a French actress.
Daughter of Russian immigrants, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival for The Conjugal Bed. From 1955 to 1959 she was married to actor/director Robert Hossein. From 1963 to 1966 she was married to Jean-Claude Brouillet, a French "entrepreneur", owner of two airlines and member of French Resistance during the WW II. From 1969 until his death in 1980 she was married to Russian poet and songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky. From 1980's until his death in 2003, she lived with a famous French oncologist Léon Schwartzenberg. In 1965 she was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.
Marina Vlady is the sister of actresses Odile Versois, Hélène Vallier and Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff; her father was a noted artist of Russian heritage. Like her siblings, she began acting as a child and for a while pursued a ballet career. Projecting a more sensual, alluring image than her sisters, she gained international renown. She also starred alongside Jean-Luc Godard as the female lead in 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle, and later portrayed the insightful and protective stepmother in the Italian film Il sapore del grano. One of her few English-speaking roles was Kate Percy in Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight. Her TV credits include the 1983 mini series La Chambre des Dames.
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