Her initials ‘DD’ were famous long before ‘BB’ (Brigitte Bardot): Danielle Darrieux made her first film in 1931 at the age of 14. She charmed people with her natural ease and became a genuine icon of French cinema.
By 1936, she was an international star whom every young woman wanted to look like, and Hollywood beckoned.
In the 1950s, she reeled off a series of great performances, starring alongside the likes of Gérard Philipe, Jean Gabin, James Mason and Jean Marais.
This book is a well-researched exploration of her career as a star, revealing a lesser known side of her life and the pleasures of her lesser known films, as well as highlighting the modernity that Danielle Darrieux embodied throughout a career spanning 80 years.