Catherine Spaak

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Catherine Spaak Pencil Portrait
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Catherine Spaak (born 3 April 1945) is a Belgian-French-Italian actress and singer. I am most familiar with her work from two 60’s film appearances in “Hotel” (1967) and “If it’s tuesday, this must be Belgium” (1969) in addition to her appearance as Zen’s mother in the sadly short lived 2011 BBC 1 detective series. I hadn’t seen her in years but somehow her face was recognisable although I couldn’t initially make the connection to her younger self. Eventually I did because that’s how I am with faces.

Spaak spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star. From age 15 to 18, Spaak was the lead actress in at least 12 movies. As an adult, she appeared in many comedies and a few dramas from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. Most of them were for the Italian film industry, with some Hollywood or international productions. Among her most notable titles are Circle of Love (1964, directed by Roger Vadim), The Man, the Woman and the Money (1965, starring Marcello Mastroianni), The Incredible Army of Brancaleone (1966, written by Age & Scarpelli), Adultery Italian Style (1966), Hotel (1967), the sex comedy The Libertine (1969), Diary of a Telephone Operator (1969, with Claudia Cardinale), the drama The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971, written and directed by Dario Argento), the nunsploitation film Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), the controversial My Darling Slave (1973), the western Take a Hard Ride (1975), Sunday Lovers (1980), Miele di donna (1981) and Alice (2010, written and directed by Oreste Crisostomi).

Running parallel with acting was a singing career. She was regarded by some as the Italian equivalent of French chanteuse Fran├žoise Hardy, some of whose songs she recorded in 1963. She recorded under the label DET under the direction of Maestro Ezio Leoni, who previously produced Fran├žoise Hardy.