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Sylvia Bataille as Henriette in A Day in the Country/ Partie de Campagne (1936)

Sylvia Maklès Bataille was a French actress, born on November 1, 1908 in Paris and died December 23, 1993 in Paris.

She was the wife of Georges Bataille, and then of Jacques Lacan. Her daughter from her first marriage with Georges Bataille was the psychoanalyst Laurence Bataille (1930-1966). She had a second daughter, Judith (born in 1941) from her second marriage to psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.

Date of Birth
1 November 1908, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Date of Death
22 December 1993, Paris, Ile-de-France, France. (heart attack)

Entering films in 1934, actress Sylvia Bataille quickly became a favorite leading lady of several top European directors. Her most celebrated appearance was as the melancholy heroine in Jean Renoir's fragmentary but brilliant Une Partie du Campagne (1936). She also registered well in Renoir's Crime de Monsieur Lange, filmed the same year. Sylvia Bataille's last screen showing was as Madame LeCuyer in Marcel Carne's Portes de la Nuit (1946).