Geneviève Page

Geneviève Page (born Geneviève Bonjean, 13 December 1927, in Paris) is a leading French actress with a film career spanning fifty years. She is the daughter of Jacques Paul Bonjean (1899–1990), a well known French art-collector.


Her film début was in Pas de pitié pour les femmes (1951) followed by Fanfan la Tulipe (1952) in which she played Madame de Pompadour, alongside Gérard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida. Since then, she has appeared in French, Italian, British and American films. She co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Ingrid Thulin in Foreign Intrigue (1956), Dirk Bogarde and Capucine in Song Without End (1960), Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren in El Cid (1961), and was seen in Grand Prix (1966) with James Garner and Belle de Jour (1967) with Catherine Deneuve. In 1968, she appeared with Deneuve again when she played Countess Larisch in Mayerling. In 1970, Billy Wilder cast her as the mysterious villain in his The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. She appeared in Robert Altman's Beyond Therapy (1987) and continued to act until 2003.

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role Director
1952 Fanfan la Tulipe Madame de Pompadour Christian-Jaque
1953 Lettre ouverte Colette Simonet Alex Joffé
1954 L'Étrange Désir de monsieur Bard Donata Géza von Radványi
1956 Foreign Intrigue Dominique Danemore Sheldon Reynolds
The Silken Affair Geneviève Gérard Roy Kellino
Michel Strogoff Nadia Fédor Carmine Gallone
1957 Amour de poche Édith Pierre Kast
Trapped in Tangier Mary Bolevasco Riccardo Freda
1960 Song Without End Countess Marie George Cukor and Charles Vidor
1961 El Cid Princess Urraca Anthony Mann
1963 The Day and the Hour Agathe Dutheil René Clément
The Reluctant Spy Ursula Keller Jean-Charles Dudrumet
1964 Youngblood Hawke Frieda Winter Delmer Daves
1965 Le Majordome Agnès des Vallières Jean Delannoy
Three Rooms in Manhattan Yolande Combes Marcel Carné
1966 Tender Scoundrel Béatrice Dumonceaux Jean Becker
Grand Prix Monique Delvaux-Sarti John Frankenheimer
1967 Belle de jour Madame Anais Luis Buñuel
1968 Mayerling Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich Terence Young
Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher Margot John Krish
A Talent for Loving Delphine Richard Quine
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Gabrielle Valadon Billy Wilder
1979 Buffet froid Geneviève Léonard (the widow) Bertrand Blier
1982 Mortelle randonnée Madame Schmidt-Boulanger Claude Miller
1987 Beyond Therapy Zizi Robert Altman
Italian Postcards Silvana Memè Perlini
1989 Les Bois noirs Nathalie Dupin Jacques Deray
1992 L'Inconnu dans la maison Bernadette Georges Lautner

Personal life

Page has been married to Jean-Claude Bujard since 1959 and they have two children.

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