A Mr.Skin favorite and one of the most beautiful actresses ever to be filmed. Marie-France Pisier was born during WWII in Vietnam, where her father was a French colonial governor. By age seventeen this French pastry was living in Paris and appearing in experimental films, her first being L'amour à vingt ans (1962). No intellectual lightweight, Marie found time for college in between her '60s films shoots, completing her law and political science degrees at the University of Paris. After appearing in a number of obscure French art films, Marie gained international attention in 1975 for her Cesar award-winning performance in Cousin, Cousine (1975). This also meant a wider audience for her Gallic gallivanting. Hollywood finally caught a full-frontal glimpse of Marie's furry French souffle in The Other Side of Midnight (1977), but before you could say sacre bleu! Marie had disappeared from American screens and was back in European films such as Le Soeurs Brontë (1979), French Postcards (1980) (where she once again bared her baby bon-bons), and Chanel Solitaire (1981). Marie wrote the best-selling novel The Governor's Party in 1990 and went on to direct the film version of the book. She still directs and appears in French films and TV.