Biography

Born in Beirut to French-Alsatian parents, actress Delphine Seyrig received her training at the Comedie de Saint-Etienne and Centre Dramatique de l'Est in France, and the Actors Studio of New York. After stage experience and a stint in an obscure "underground" film, Seyrig burst onto the international scene with her portrayal of a frosty, elegant femme fatale in Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad (1961). Her later performance in Muriel (1963) won her the Venice Film Festival Best Actress award. Delphine Seyrig's final film appearances were designed to espouse her views on feminism; she also turned to directing, helming several TV shorts and the 1977 feature Sois belle et tais-toi. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi