Simone Berriau (Simone Berriau)

Simone Berriau

Actress,  Theater Producer. Raised in France, she moved to Morocco at 15, and soon married her first husband, a French Army colonel whose name she took. She made her theatrical debut at the Opera-Comique in a production of “Pelleas et Melisande” under the name Simone Berry. Thru the 1930s, she appeared in a dozen movies, the first, “Ciboulette”, in 1933 and the last, “Be Welcome”, in 1942. Her best known roles were in “Divine” in 1935, and “The Tender Enemy” in 1936. She directed “Dirty Hands” in 1951. In 1943, she opened the Theatre Antoine (still in business as Theatre Simone Berriau) which was dedicated to producing comtemporary works.  It was the site of the first public performances of the plays of Jean-Paul Sartre. Miss Berriau published her autobiography, “Simone comme ca”, in 1973. (bio by: Bob Hufford)  Family links:  Spouse:  Yves Mirande (1875 – 1957)*  Children:  Helena Bossis (1919 – 2008)* *Calculated relationship


  • July, 21, 1896
  • France


  • February, 02, 1984
  • France


  • Cimetiere de Montmartre
  • France

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