The French actress Anna Gaylor, notably known for her supporting roles in “The Visitors” or “The Heart of Men”, died on Tuesday at the age of 89 years.
Born in 1932 in Paris, Anna Gaylor took comedy lessons at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, where she met future sacred monsters of French cinema such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Pierre Marielle and Jean Rochefort.
On the stages of the theater from the 1950s, she also played small roles on television and in the cinema, in particular in the films of her husband, the director Alain Jessua (Life upside down, Treatment of shock) or for the director Philippe de Broca (Viper with the fist, Tendre Poulet).
Interpreter of Florence Massonneau in the Rare Birds series, she is often associated with the roles of mothers. On the big or small screen, she has successively been the mother of Véronique Jannot in Coffee Break, of Jean Reno (Godefroy de Montmirail) in The Visitors, of Christian Clavier in We do not choose his family or even of Jean-Pierre Darroussin in The Heart of Men trilogy.
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