The actress and singer Line Renaud was born as Jacqueline Enté in Pont-de-Nieppe. They early spotted her vocal potential and at the age of seven she won an amateur singing competition.
When she wanted to register for the Lille conservatory she met the director of a local radio who was looking out for a new singer. She sang something to him and was signed on.
After the war she managed the jump to the capital city Paris and worked
among others at the cabaret "Les Folies-Belleville". There she met her
idol, composer Loulou Gasté. Although he was much older than she
was they fell in love and got married in 1950.
She already appeared in 1948 in her first movie called "Une belle garce"
(48), in the 50's followed productions like "Paris chante toujours!" (52),
"Quitte ou double" (53), "Mademoiselle et son gang" (57) and "L'increvable"
But her singing was still the centre of her activity. It followed tours
through Europe and entrances in Africa. One of the heights of her career
followed in 1954 when she appeared in shows at the Moulin Rouge which were
all sold out. It followed engagements in the USA, e.g. by Bob Hope.
After decades of successful performances in shows and musicals followed
a great comeback as an actress at the end of the 80's.
Other movies with Line Renaud: