Classic Film Club



Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma


The Good and the Bad

  • César iconBest Supporting
  • Actress
The Good and the Bad
  • The Good and the Bad
  • 1976

Closet Children

  • César iconBest Actress
Closet Children
  • Closet Children
  • 1977


Brigitte Fossey

Brigitte Fossey (1952)



Brigitte Fossey was born in Tourcoing, Nord, France, in 1946.   Her father was a school teacher.

She started her career as a child actor, first appearing in the classic film Forbidden Games (1952).

Fossey appeared in only a few films as a juvenile and re-emerged as an adult actress in the 1960s.

She became a star in France and received two César Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in The Good and the Bad (1976) and Best Actress in Closet Children (1977).

Fossey has appeared in more than 45 feature films, but has focused the majority of her work in television since the 1990s.

She married the actor/director Jean-François Adam in 1966.   Her husband committed suicide in 1980, at the age of 42.   Their daughter is the actress Marie Adam (b. 1968).

Other Pictures

Brigitte Fossey (1988)



Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games
  • Forbidden Games
  • 1952
  • A young boy befriends a recently orphaned little girl and both try to make sense of the chaos around them as Germany invades France during World War II.

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • 1988
  • A small boy grows up running the theater camera in a Sicilian village.   He becomes a famous director and returns to his home after a 30 year absence to attend the funeral of an old mentor.
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TV Series


Le cháteau des oliviers

Le cháteau des oliviers
  • Le cháteau des oliviers
  • 1993
  • as Estelle Laborie
  • FR2

Un et un font six

Un et un font six
  • Un et un font six
  • 1997-2000
  • as Laurence
  • TF1

Jusqu'au dernier

Jusqu'au dernier
  • Jusqu'au dernier
  • 2014
  • as Hélène