French actress Suzy Delair, who shot to fame in two classic movies during the 1940s, has died aged 102.
Suzy Delair died overnight Sunday to Monday in a retirement home, source confirmed in the Le Point magazine.
She was also one of the most celebrated figures of the Paris music hall scene in the 1940s and 1950s.
Born in 1917, Delair discovered by the French director Henri-Georges Clouzot who directed her in two of his most celebrated works.
The director, Henri-Georges remained her partner for a decade.
Her breakthrough role came in Clouzot’s comedy thriller The Murderer Lives at Number 21 made in 1942 at the height of World War II.
Suzy Delair dies aged 102
But her best known role came as a music hall performer in Clouzot’s 1947 detective thriller Quai des Orfevres.
It was the the director’s first film after a ban from working due to his filmmaking during the Nazi occupation of France.
Suzy also had a role in Luchino Visconti’s 1960 classic Rocco and His Brothers.
While, her last major performance was in the 1973 film ‘The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob’, directed by Gerard Oury.
It regarded to this day as a cult comedy classic.
In 1942, she was one of a group of French actors during the Nazi occupation of France invited by the Germans to visit the cinema studios in Munich and Berlin.
For this, she faced suspension from work for three months after the end of World War II.