Blanchette Brunoy

Blanchette Brunoy
Born Blanche Bilhaud
5 October 1915
Paris, Ile-de-France
Died 3 April 2005(2005-04-03) (aged 89)
Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Years active 1936–1998
Spouse(s) Robert Hommet (?–1958)
Maurice Maillot (1961–1968)

Blanchette Brunoy (5 October 1915 – 3 April 2005) was a French actress. She was born Blanche Bilhaud in Paris as the daughter of a physician, and died in Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence of old age.[1]


Blanchette Brunoy appeared in over 90 film and television productions between 1936 and 1998. She is possibly best-remembered for her roles in such films as Jean Renoir's La Bête Humaine (1938) and Marcel Carné's La Marie du port (1950).

Private life

She was the goddaughter of writer Georges Duhamel. As a young girl she studied acting at the Conservatoire de Paris.[2] Blanchette Brunoy was married twice to both actors Robert Hommet (?–1958) and Maurice Maillot (1961–1968) until their deaths.[3]

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role Director
1935 Un mauvais garçon uncredited Jean Boyer
1938 La Bête humaine Flore Jean Renoir
1939 Love Cavalcade Léonie de Maupré Raymond Bernard
1944 Traveling Light Valentine Jean Anouilh
1949 Vient de paraître Jacqueline Fournier Jacques Houssin
1950 La Marie du port Odile Le Flem Marcel Carné
1954 Tourments Anne-Marie Duffot Jacques Daniel-Norman
1963 Les Veinards Madame Beaurepaire Jack Pinoteau
1964 Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Françoise Suzanne Aubry André Cayatte
Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Jean-Marc
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno Clotilde Henri-Georges Clouzot
1982 Toutes griffes dehors Francine Michel Boisrond
1998 Comme elle respire Madeleine Pierre Salvadori


  1. "Blanchette Brunoy". Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  2. Grenier, Christian. "Blanchette Brunoy". DvdToile. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  3. "Blanchette Brunoy". CineMemorial. Retrieved 2009-06-22.

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