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Bernadette Lafont

28 October 1938 to 24 July 2013

A French actress closely identified with the Nouvelle Vague, Lafont appeared in such hits as Truffaut’s Les Mistons (1957) and Chabrol’s Le Beau Serge (1958). Later work includes Costa-Gavras’s Sleeping Car Murders (1965), To Catch A Spy (1971), Claude Miller’s L’effrontée (1985), Chabrol’s Masques (1987) and Prête-moi ta main (2006).

- Read Bernadette Lafont's Guardian obituary here