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Simone Mareuil
Born Marie Louise Simone Vacher
August 25, 1903(1903-08-25)
Perigueux, Dordogne, France
Died October 24, 1954 (aged 51)
Perigueux, Dordogne, France
Other name(s) Simonne
Spouse(s) Philippe Hersent

Simone Mareuil (25 August 1903 ‚Äď 24 October 1954) was a French actress.



Born Marie Louise Simone Vacher in Perigueux, Dordogne, she appeared in a number of films, most notably director Luis Bu√Īuel's Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog, 1929). She was the second wife of actor Philippe Hersent.

After World War II, she returned to Perigueux, where she fell into a deep depression. She committed suicide by self-immolation by dousing herself in gasoline and burning herself to death in a public square.[1]


Year Title Role Other notes
1924 L'Ombre du bonheur
La Galerie des monstres Alternative titles: Gallery of Monsters, La Barraca de los monstruos
1925 Chouchou poids plume
1926 Le Juif errant Céphise
1927 Poker d'as
La Petite chocolatière Alternative title: The Chocolate Girl
Genêt d'Espagne
1929 Peau de pêche Alternative title: Peach Skin
La Fée moderne
Ces dames aux chapeaux verts
Un chien andalou Young girl Alternative title: An Andalusian Dog; credited as Simonne Mareuil
1930 Nos ma√ģtres les domestiques Alternative title: Our Masters, the Servants
1931 Le Juif polonais Annette Alternative title: Polish Jew
Coeur de Paris Jeannette Durand Alternative title: Le Coeur de Paris
1932 Le Soir des rois Charlotte Oltendorf Alternative title: How Shall I Tell My Husband?
1933 Miss Helyett Lolotte
Mariage à responsabilité limitée
L'Héritier du Bal Tabarin Mademoiselle Longuebois
1936 L'Amant de Madame Vidal
1940 Sur le plancher des vaches Gaby


  1. ^ Powrie, Phil; Rebillard, Eric (2009). "Parody and the avant-garde: Un Chien Andalou". Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema. Edinburgh University Press. p. 151. ISBN 9780748621972. Retrieved 3 June 2009.  

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