- Category : Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 3
Bernadette Lafont (28 October 1938 – 25 July 2013) was a French actress who appeared in more than 120 feature films. She has been considered "the face of French New Wave". In 1999 she told The New York Times her work was "the motor of my existence".
Bernadette Lafont had her debut in Les Mistons ("The Mischief Makers") in 1958 and became part of the "Nouvelle Vague" in the 60's due to her following films with François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol. In 1986 Lafont was awarded a César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for An Impudent Girl (L'Effrontée). In the following year she was again nominated, this time for Masques (1987). For her long service to the French motion picture industry, in 2003 she was awarded an Honorary César. In May 2007, she chaired the jury for the fifth edition of the Award for Education presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. She was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor on 14 July 2009.
Her complete filmography includes TV shows too. She also worked successfully as a stage actress.
Her last film Paulette, released in 2013, was a success in and outside France.
She had three children with her husband Diourka Medveczky: David, Elisabeth and Pauline (1963–1988).