Monday, May 4, 2009

Suzanne Cloutier

Film actress

People were enchanted by her freshness, her extraordinary capacity for invention, and her acumen in pursuing her ends, and I must admit, I was among them. - Peter Ustinov

Born in Ottawa in 1927.

Became a Powers Model in New York at the age of 18.

Was a member of Jean Dasté's Comédie Française touring company in Paris.

Appeared as Desdemona in Orson Welles' 1952 film adaptation of Othello. It was her most celebrated role. She was the 11th actor Welles auditioned for the role.

Married Peter Ustinov in 1954.

Moved back to Canada in 1988 and lived in Montreal where she passed away in 2003.

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