Francis, Ève

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Francis, Ève Gender: F
Eva Louise François
born on 24 August 1886 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium, 50n51, 4e22
Timezone LST m4e21 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°47' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°14 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°44'

Ève Francis (1909)


Belgian actress and film-maker who spent most of her career in France. She became closely associated with the writer Paul Claudel, and she was married to the critic and film-maker Louis Delluc.

Her career as a film actress developed from 1914 onwards, but in 1918 she made the first of several films with Germaine Dulac and became firmly linked with the avant-garde directors who contributed to the movement sometimes called impressionist cinema. When Louis Delluc turned to directing his own films in 1920, Ève Francis took the leading role in almost all of them, including La Femme de nulle part (1922) and L'Inondation (1924). She had one of her greatest successes in Marcel L'Herbier's El Dorado (1921) in which she played the ill-fated cabaret dancer Sibilla.

During the 1930s she worked regularly as an assistant director with Marcel L'Herbier as well as giving lectures and writing film criticism.

Ève Francis published two books of her own, Temps héroïques: théâtre, cinéma (Gand: Enseigne du chat qui pêche, 1949), with a preface by Paul Claudel, including her portrait of Louis Delluc; and her recollections of Claudel himself in Un autre Claudel (Paris: Grasset, 1973).

After making two final screen appearances when in her late 80s, she died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris on 6 December 1980 at the age of 94.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Delluc, Louis (born 14 October 1890). Notes: 1918-1924


  • Relationship : Marriage 1918 (Louis Delluc)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 460). English Wikipedia has 20 August in error.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and screen)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction