Annabella
Date of Birth
Jul 14, 1909
Birth Place:
La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire, France

Biography

Though French actress Annabella was promoted as a "new face" when she arrived in Hollywood in 1937, she had in fact been in European films since her 1926 debut in Abel Gance's Napoleon. During the mid-1930s, she had been France's most popular actress, thanks to such other impressive pre-U.S. credits as Rene Clair's Le Million (1931) and Alexander Korda's Under the Red Robe (1936). During her eight-year stay at 20th Century-Fox, Annabella married Tyrone Power, with whom she co-starred in Fox's Suez (1938). Professing that Power was the only love of her life, Annabella never remarried after their divorce. Her daughter Anne was later the wife of German star Oskar Werner. Four years after her final American film, 13 Rue Madeline, Annabella made her last screen appearance in Le Pus Bel Amour de Don Juan (1952). Annabella died of a heart attack at her home in Neuilly, France on September 18, 1996. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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