Catherine Hessling

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Painting by Auguste Renoir

Catherine Hessling , born Andrée Madeleine Heuschling (born June 22, 1900 in Moronvilliers , †  September 28, 1979 in La-Celle-Saint-Cloud ), was a French actress .


Catherine Hessling was one of the last to model Auguste Renoir and was married to his son Jean Renoir from 1920 to 1930 . They had a son with him. From Renoir's first film Une vie sans joie (1924), she took on the leading role in several of his films until 1928. Her most important acting performance was the title role in the Zola film Nana (1926). Hessling also appeared in some of Alberto Cavalcanti's films in the 1920s .


Filming of her life


  • Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 3: F - H. Barry Fitzgerald - Ernst Hofbauer. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 .

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