Here are two soft songs, chosen to illustrate the beauty and talent of French first-class actress and former successful fashion model Dominique Sanda.
Before the age of twenty-one, Sanda -- tall, blond and coolly mysterious -- had already left a permanent imprint on cinema history. She was born as Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne in Paris, in 1948. She had escaped her convent education and upper-class Parisian life by marrying at the age of 15 (but divorced at 17) and enrolling in the École des Beaux-Arts to study painting. She appeared in such noted European films of the 1970s as Vittorio de Sica's "Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini" (which made her an international star), Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist" and "Novecento", and Liliana Cavani's "Beyond Good and Evil". She also appeared in "The Mackintosh Man" (with Paul Newman) and "Steppenwolf" (with Max von Sydow). Sanda has worked with many of the film world's top directors, including John Huston, John Frankenheimer, Luchino Visconti. Early in her career, Sanda spent time in Hollywood, but has preferred living in Paris while continuing to work around the world. She has appeared in over 30 films, and in more than a dozen television movies in Europe and the U.S., including "Nobody's Fool", with Ann-Margret, and "The Achille Lauro Affair", with Burt Lancaster. She won the award for Best Actress at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Mauro Bolognini's "The Inheritance".
The sensation she created was summarized by Vogue magazine, which said she was "as desired as Monroe, as enigmatic as Garbo, as blunt as Hepburn, as individual as Bernhardt."
Enjoy Dominique Sanda's great charm and beauty!