Saint-Phalle, Niki de


Saint-Phalle, Niki de
(Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint-Phalle / October 29, 1930, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France - May 21, 2002, San Diego, California, USA)
   The daughter of a banker ruined by the stock market crash of 1929, she grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and New York City. After working as a fashion model (for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Life) and studying act­ing in Paris, she switched to painting and won interna­tional fame thanks to her monumental sculptures.
 Filmography
1973 ◘ Daddy (co-director with Peter Whitehead; also screenwriter, actor; France / UK)
1976 ◘ Un Rêve plus long que la Nuit (also screenwriter, actor)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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