Simone Silva was an Egyptian origin French film actress, born on 15 August, 1928 in Cairo, Egypt. During the 1950s, she appeared in a handful of British B-movies. She usually acted in supporting roles and bit parts.
Name : Simone Silva
Birth Name : Martha Simone de Bouillard
Born : August 15, 1928
Birth Place : Cairo, Egypt
Height : 5’ 3” (1.62 m)
Horoscope : Leo
Occupation : Actress
Years Active : 1950 – 1957
Nationality : Egyptian, French
Died : November 30, 1957
Death Place : London, United Kingdom
Spouse : James Silver (m. 1946–1954)
Simone Silva was known mainly in England, where the majority of her films were produced, as an actress of B-movies. She was famous for her topless scene alongside Robert Mitchum at Cannes Film Festival in 1954, which was a very photographed and commented self promotion.
Simone appeared in supporting role in films like “Le tampon du Capiston” (1950), “Desperate Moment” (1953), “Turn the Key Softly” (1953) and “The Dynamiters” (1956).
The British painter Arnold Henry Mason (1885 – 1963) made a beautiful portrait (oil on canvas) of Simone Silva under the title “Young woman with a fan, the late Simone Silva”. She posed for Playboy simulating the famous Salome’s dance of the seven veils.
- The Gay Cavalier (TV Series) (Clo) (1957)
- The Dynamiters (Simone – Nightclub Singer – Uncredited) (1956)
- The Big Deadly Game (Mitzi Molnaur) (1954)
- Duel in the Jungle (Redhead – Unconfirmed, Uncredited) (1954)
- Young and Willing (Tina) (1954)
- Escape by Night (Rosetta Mantania) (1953)
- Turn the Key Softly (Marie – Uncredited) (1953)
- The Shadow Man (Angele Abbe) (1953)
- Desperate Moment (Mink, Valentin’s girl) (1953)
- The Golden Mask (Zara) (1953)
- Bachelor in Paris (Marie- Louise, Perfumer – Uncredited) (1952)
- Secret People (Minor Role – Paris Sequence – Uncredited) (1952)
- Bikini Baby (Beauty Queen Contestant – Uncredited) (1951)
- The Sleepwalker (Louise – Uncredited) (1951)
- Le tampon du Capiston (as Simone Sylva) (1950)
- The Dynamiters (performer: “Soho Mambo”) (1956)
- Escape by Night (performer: “Should I Care” and “Why”) (1953)
Simone Silva was born in Cairo, Egypt to French-Italian parents in as the name Simone de Bouillard. She married James Silver in 1946 and divorced in 1954. During the 1950s, lived in a luxurious flat on Adam and Eve Mews Street, Kensington in London.
Simone Silva died on 30 November, 1957 in her flat on Brook Street in the central London district of Mayfair. Her death was so tragic and it was not entirely the result of natural causes. She was found dead in London’s fashionable Mayfair district after being apparently suffered from a stroke likely brought on due to a severe diet, because she was struggling desperately to return to the big screen in a perfect body shape.
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