(1912-1991) was a French actress. Born Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns in Roubaix, France, Romance began her career as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris before she made her film debut in 1931 in a small part. She appeared in several films over the next few years before making a strong impression in La belle équipe (1936). From this time she was regarded as one of France's leading cinematic actresses and throughout the 1940s and 1950s she played dozens of femme fatales and vamps. Her acting roles after 1956 were few, and she retired in 1974.
Romance was offered, and rejected, a Hollywood film contract in the 1930s. She preferred to make films in her native French, however she also resided for many years in Italy where she made several Italian language films.
She died in Nice, France. (Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France)
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Viviane Romance Facts
|Birth Name||Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns|
|Birthday||July 4, 1912|
|Date of death||September 25, 1991 (Nice, France, age 79)|