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Tsilla Chelton


Born - 21 June 1919, Jerusalem, Israel (then Palestine)
Died - 16 July 2012

Brown-haired actress of kindly, but calculating looks who won film fame in early old age as the awful old woman at the centre of Tatie Danielle (1990). Born Tsilla Schilton and educated in Belgium, she spent most of her early career on stage, not entering films until she was 43: War of the Buttons (1962), Les Copains (1965), Marry Me! Marry Me!/Mazeltov (1968), Happy Alexander (1968), Ten Days' Wonder (1971, as Orson Welles' mother), Shanks (1974), La Nuit, Tous les Chats sont Gris (1977), La Soif de l'Or (1993), The Musketeer (2001), Mean Spirit (2003), Free Land (2007), Pandora's Box (2008), Persecution (2009) and Landes (2012), her last. She married the costume and production designer Jacques Noel, who died last year.