Bertrice Reading

  1. Victoria Abril, La lune dans le caniveau (US: The Moon in the Gutter), France-Italy,  1982.   The sole flaw in Paris casting icon Dominique Besnehard – he knew zilch about black actresses. He ran to veteran singers –  Reading, aged 49, and Nancy Holloway, 50 – for  Depardieu’s young lover, Bella. He then found Diahnne Abbott. But she was deep-sixed  for having an affair with her French language coach, actor Jacques Zanetti…  who just happened to be producer Lisa Fayolle’s husband. They decamped to New York where Diahnne was not Mrs Robert De Niro for much longer.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Usual occupation: SingerCasting Calls:  1