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Isabelle Sadoyan

French actress

Isabelle Sadoyan is ...


Born 12 May 1928 in Lyon
Died 10 July 2017 in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or
Age 89 years, 2 months
Cause heart failure

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship France
Spouse Jean Bouise
Occupation actor and costume designer
Awards Knight of the Legion of Honour

About Isabelle Sadoyan

Isabelle Sadoyan: The French Actress Who Stole Hearts

Isabelle Sadoyan was born on May 12, 1928, in Istanbul, Turkey, to Armenian parents. She grew up in France and started her acting career in the 1950s. Sadoyan was a versatile actress who worked in theater, film, and television. She was known for her intense performances and her ability to portray complex characters.

Sadoyan was a member of the prestigious Comédie-Française, the oldest active theater company in the world. She performed in numerous plays, including works by Molière, Racine, and Shakespeare. Sadoyan was also a regular on French television, appearing in popular shows such as Les Cinq Dernières Minutes and Les Enquêtes du Commissaire Maigret.

Sadoyan's film career was equally impressive. She worked with some of the most renowned directors in French cinema, including Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, and Claude Chabrol. She appeared in over 50 films, including Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), La Chinoise, and Les Biches.

Sadoyan was a beloved figure in French culture, and her contributions to the arts were recognized with numerous awards and honors. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1999 and received the National Order of Merit in 2009.

Sadoyan passed away on November 10, 2017, at the age of 89. Her legacy lives on through her work and the impact she had on French culture. Isabelle Sadoyan will always be remembered as a talented actress who stole hearts with her performances.


- "Isabelle Sadoyan, grande dame du théâtre et du cinéma, est morte" (Le Monde)

- "Isabelle Sadoyan, comédienne et sociétaire honoraire de la Comédie-Française, est décédée" (France Culture)

- "Isabelle Sadoyan, grande dame du théâtre et du cinéma français, est morte" (Télérama)

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