Sylvie Vartan

  1. Sue Lyon, Lolita, 1962.   
  2. Catherine Deneuve, Les parapluies de Cherbourg, France-West Germany, 1963.   French auteur Jacques Demy wanted her – opposite her newly wed husband,  rock idol Johnny Hallyday. “But they didn’t want to do it, neither one or the other.”
  3. Anna Karina, Pierrot la fou, France, 1965.   Bilious auteur Jean-Luc Godard  wanted her – opposite Richard Burton, before signing Jean-Paul Belmondo and Mme Godard: Anna Karina. Nine years on, Godard had better luck in landing Sylvie’s first husband,  rock idol  Johnny Hallyday, when he was Nathaie Baye’s husband, for Detective.
  4. Chantal Goya, Masculin Féminin, France-Sweden, 1965.     Godard tries again… One Paris pop star for another as  Jean-Luc Godard halted his 21st film the day before shooting… He then dropped the adults – Italian Marilu Tolo and Michel Piccoli – for two youngsters: poppet Goya and the Truffaut find, Jean-Pierre Léaud,  as “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola.” Sylvie missed nothing; Ingmar Bergman called it “a classic case of Godard: mind-numbingly boring.”
  5. Brigitte Fossey, La Scarlatine, France, 1982.    She loved auteur Gabriel Aghion’s  script but not was available at the times required. When ex-casting man Dominique Besnehard became her cinema agent, he kept fighting same cliche: “But she’s a singer, not an actress!” (And Aznavour, Chevalier, Dutronc, Madonna, Montand, Sinatra, etc?), Director Jean-Claude Brisseau  changed such tawdty opinions with L’Ange noir, 1994.




 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Usual occupation: SingerCasting Calls:  5