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Corinne Calvet was an French actress form the 1940s to the 1980s. What an unusual life French actress Corinne Calvet had! She was born in 1925 and first studied criminal law at the Sorbonne, and then became an interior decorator! She then went to the L'Ecole du Cinema in Paris and had some roles on the stage. She was then "discovered" by famous producer Hal B. Wallis, who brought her to America, and made her one of his many proteges, signing her to a contract with Paramount in 1947. Her first Hollywood movie was Rope of Sand in 1949. In the movies that followed, she appeared opposite some top stars (including James Stewart in The Far Country), but her roles did not have substance and she sued both Wallis and the studio, wanting better roles than she was offered. She had several other lawsuits and bitter divorces. In 1983, she wrote a memoir, Has Corinne Been a Good Girl?, and she retired from acting and became a therapist, specializing in hypnosis. She lived in Santa Monica, California, where she died in June 2001 at the age of 76.
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