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February 18, 2019

Alain Delon: One of Europe's Most Prominent Actors and Screen Sex Symbols From the 1960s

Born 1935 in Sceaux, French actor Alain Delon had his film debut in Quand la femme s'en mêle (1957). He was given the lead in a comedy, Women Are Weak (1959). This was a big hit in France and was the first of Delon's films to be seen in America.

Delon achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Plein Soleil (1960), L'Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Lost Command (1966) and Le Samouraï (1967).

Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s.

These glamorous photos that captured young Alain Delon in the late 1950s and 1960s.



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