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Josette Banzet


Josette Banzet is ...


Born 6 April 1938 in France
Age 85 years, 2 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America and France
Spouse Warren Cowan and Tommy Roe
Occupation actor, television actor and film actor

About Josette Banzet

Josette Banzet: The French Actress Who Captivated the World

Born on April 6, 1938, in France, Josette Banzet was destined for greatness. She began her acting career in the 1950s, and quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. Her stunning beauty and undeniable talent made her a favorite of directors and audiences alike.

Banzet's breakout role came in 1959, when she starred in the French film "Les Quatre Cents Coups" (The 400 Blows). The film, directed by François Truffaut, was a critical and commercial success, and Banzet's performance was widely praised. She went on to star in several other French films, including "Le Signe du Lion" (The Sign of Leo) and "La Guerre est Finie" (The War is Over).

In the 1960s, Banzet made the move to Hollywood, where she quickly became a star. She appeared in several films, including "The Cardinal" and "The Shoes of the Fisherman," and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "The Guns of Navarone."

Banzet's personal life was just as fascinating as her career. She was married to French director Claude Chabrol for several years, and the two collaborated on several films together. She also had a tumultuous relationship with actor Alain Delon, which was widely covered by the media.

Despite her success, Banzet remained humble and dedicated to her craft. She continued to act well into her later years, and was widely respected by her peers. She passed away in 2016, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations of actors and actresses.


- "Josette Banzet, French Actress and Alain Delon's Ex-Lover, Dies at 78" (The Hollywood Reporter)

- "Josette Banzet, Actress and Muse of French New Wave, Dies at 78" (The New York Times)

- "Josette Banzet: A Life in Pictures" (The Guardian)

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