Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux

Darrieux married three times.

Decades before Brigitte Bardot ("BB"), she was known for her initials "DD".

Has played Catherine Deneuve's mother in five films: Ladies Man (1960), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), Scene of the Crime (1986), 8 Women (2002) and Persepolis (2007).

Her second husband was international jet-setter and diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa, whose career was dogged by numerous crime and sex scandals. Other marriages included heiresses Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton, while his notorious affairs included Zsa Zsa Gabor and probably sister Eva Gabor. He was killed in a car crash in 1965.

Lost her father, an army doctor, at the age of seven.

Replaced Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway musical "Coco" (1970).

She appeared in a few films of first husband, writer/director Henri Decoin.

Sister of actor Olivier Darrieux.

Studied the cello and piano at the Conservatoire de Musique in Paris.