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Place of Birth Jerusalem, Palestine (now Israel)
Birthday 1919-06-21
Death 2012-07-15

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Tsilla Chelton (21 June 1919 – 15 July 2012) was a French actress of theatre and film, famous for playing the main role in 1990 film Tatie Danielle, in which she was nominated for a Cesar award and as an elderly Dominican in Soeur Sourire. Tsilla Schilton was born in Jerusalem but spent her childhood in Belgium. The daughter of French parents of Jewish heritage, she lost her mother at the age of 6, and followed her father to Antwerp. She moved to Switzerland during World War II before settling in Paris. Married to decorator Jacques Noël, she had 4 children. Attracted by theatre, she started acting in Marcel Marceau's troupe. Her career was mainly in theatre, where she acted in the eleven works of Eugène Ionesco, earning a Molière Award for best comedian in Ionesco's The Chairs. She premiered the plays of Bertold Brecht in France, with Michel Serrault, Michel Piccoli and Laurent Terzieff. On the big screen, she became famous at 71 for her work in the 1990 Étienne Chatiliez film Tatie Danielle, where she played the title role as a hateful and cantankerous old lady. She taught comedy from 1964 onwards and was the teacher of the actors of the Splendid troupe, including Gérard Jugnot, Michel Blanc, and Thierry Lhermitte. Source: Article "Tsilla Chelton" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Acting

2009Zulüm as La vieille dame
2009Sœur Sourire as La doyenne des Dominicaines
2008Pandora'nın Kutusu as Nusret
2008Le petit fût as Mère Magloire
2007Zone libre as Madame Schwartz
2004Zevk Düşkünü as Gaby
2004Le Choix de Macha as Hortense
2003Le Pacte du silence as Mère Joseph
2001Silahşorlar as Madame Lacross
2001Que faisaient les femmes pendant que l'homme marchait sur la lune ? as Lea
1993La Soif de l'or as Mémé Zezette
1990Danielle Teyze as Tatie Danielle
1980Charter 2020 as Simone Le Guen
1977Diabolo menthe as The General Supervisor
1977La nuit, tous les chats sont gris
1975La adúltera
1975C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! as Madame pipi
1974Shanks as Mrs. Barton
1971Shéhérazade as la magicienne
1971La décade prodigieuse as Mère Théo
1971L'Alliance as Mme Duvernet
1970Le distrait as Madame Cliston
1969Les gauloises bleues as La directrice
1968Les Compagnons de Baal as Une adoratrice de Cosmochronos
1968Alexandre le bienheureux as Mrs. Bouillot
1965La Communale
1965Les Copains as l'hôtelière
1963Bébert et l'omnibus as La voyageuse
1963Dragées au poivre


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