- Category : 1922-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (56,62)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 2
French stage, film and television actress, who made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the 1937 production of La Fessée. In 1938 she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French cinema. Her rise to European stardom, in films such as Devil in the Flesh, led to offers from Hollywood and in 1950 she was signed by 20th Century Fox.
Her first Hollywood production was a starring role opposite John Garfield in the film Under My Skin (1950) directed by Jean Negulesco. That same year director Fritz Lang cast her opposite Tyrone Power in the war drama American Guerrilla in the Philippines.
In 1950 she became the second wife of American actor William Marshall with whom she had a daughter, Tonie. Presle's marriage did not last and she returned to France, divorcing Marshall in 1954.
Presle continues to act both in film and on television, and over her career she has made more than one hundred and fifty films.