Odette Talazac

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Odette Pauline Talazac (born May 6, 1883 in Paris , † March 29, 1948 there ) was a French actress .


Odette Talazac's parents were the Parisian opera tenor Jean-Alexandre Talazac and the soprano Hélène Fauvelle, who had given up her stage career after marriage in 1880. Odette had two sisters.

Talazac made an acting career in the Parisian music halls , in the cabarets and on the small stages of Paris. With Louis Jouvet she played in Knock ou le triomphe de la médecine by Jules Romains in 1923 , starting a career in modern drama and from then on participated in various world premieres of contemporary French drama.

At the age of over forty, she got engagements in supporting roles in the emerging French film production and played, initially in silent films , then in over seventy films.

Filmography (selection)

Theater (selection)


  • Maurice Bessy; André Chirat; André Bernard: Histoire du cinéma Français: encyclopédie des films . Paris: Éd. Pygmalion, Watelet 1987. Photo from La Règle du jeu on p. 427, where the small Julien Carette stands in contrast to her mighty figure.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Philippe Pelletier: Odette Talazac , at cineartistes (fr)