Annabella (actress)

For other uses, see Annabella (disambiguation).


in Bridal Suite (1939) Born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier
14 July 1907(1907-07-14)
La Varenne Saint Hilaire, Val-de-Marne, France Died 18 September 1996 (aged 89)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Years active 1927–1954 Spouse Albert Sorre (m. 1930–1932) «start: (1930)–end+1: (1933)»”Marriage: Albert Sorre to Annabella (actress)” Location: (linkback: (his death) 1 child
Jean Murat (m. 1934–1938) «start: (1934)–end+1: (1939)»”Marriage: Jean Murat to Annabella (actress)” Location: (linkback: (divorced)
Tyrone Power (m. 1939–1948) «start: (1939)–end+1: (1949)»”Marriage: Tyrone Power to Annabella (actress)” Location: (linkback: (divorced)

Annabella (14 July 1907 – 18 September 1996)[1] was a French cinema actress who appeared in 46 films between 1927 and 1952, including some Hollywood films during the late 1930s and 1940s.Born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier in La Varenne Saint Hilaire, Val-de-Marne, France, Annabella’s chance to enter films came when her father entertained a film producer who gave her a small part in a film in 1927. It was not till she starred in Le Million that she was accalimed and over the following decade established herself as one of France’s most popular cinema actresses. In 1936 she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for Veille d’armes (1935).She was cast as the female lead in the British-made film Wings of the Morning (1937) opposite Henry Fonda, and her success in this role led her to other ventures in Hollywood. She appeared in Suez (1938) with Loretta Young and Tyrone Power. Her romance with Power was widely reported by movie magazines of the day, and in 1939 she and Power were married. They divorced in 1948. He adopted her child, Anne, who later married actor Oskar Werner.During the 1940s her career began to wane, however she played the female leading role in 13 Rue Madeleine (1947) opposite James Cagney. In 1952 she made her final film, and retired after 1954 TV appearance.She died from a heart attack at Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, aged 89, and was interred in Passy Cemetery.

  • La Maison de la Fléche (1930)

  • ^ “Annabella”. Les Gens du Cinéma. 03-07-2008.
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