About Corinne Calvet
Corinne Calvet (April 30, 1925 – June 23, 2001), born Corinne Dibos, was a French actress who appeared mostly in American films. She was promoted “as a combination of Dietrich and Rita Hayworth”, but her persona failed to live up to this description. Calvet’s sultry looks and flashing eyes were allied with an impish sense of humour, however she eventually became better known for her fiery private life and some well-publicized legal battle. Calvet made her debut in French radio, stage plays, and cinema in the 1940s.
She was given star billing in her second Hollywood film, ‘When Willie Comes Marching Home’ and soon after, at Paramount, she did ‘Quebec’ with John Drew Barrymore. After being picked up by Hal Wallis and 20th Century Fox, Calvet starred in many productions until her return to France, then later Italy, in 1955 to film a further 4 productions. Her last appearances were in ‘Hart to Hart’, ‘Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype’, ‘The Sword and the Sorcerer’, and ‘Side Roads’. Learn More…