Danik Patisson (Danielle Claude Madeleine Patisson)
BiographySenlis, Oise, Picardie, France
Born in Senlis, Danielle (her true Christian name) set her heart very early on becoming a "petit rat" (young ballet girl) at the Opéra de Paris but she was denied admission for being too tall. She got over her disappointment when she was accepted in the Châtelet dancing school where she remained for five years. A little later but also very early in her life she started posing for magazines and got her first tiny roles in films. Her first major part was in "Les Duraton", a comedy in which she played the Duraton daughter. Read more... end of the '50s her career diversified: in French crime and robber films she was usually a vamp but she landed less formulaic roles in foreign movies. Her name can be found in the credits of an American, an English, a German and even a Portuguese film. Oddly enough this promising start did not materialize and after 1960, Danik Patisson worked less - and in films of poor quality. One exception: "L'accident" by Gréville, a very atmospheric noir film in which she interprets a school mistress on a Breton island. Not seen in movies since 1965, She has nevertheless gone on with her career,both on stage and on TV.