Josiane Balasko

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Birth Name: Josiane Balasko
Born: 04/15/1950
Birth Place: Paris, FR

A product of the cafe-theatre scene of Paris in the early 70s, Balasko made her film debut in 1976 playing bit parts in "Une Fille unique" and in Roman's Polanski's "The Tenant." Working in theatre with other rising comic actors such as Michel Blanc and Thierry Lhermitte, Balasko made her real screen acting debut in "Les Petit Calins" and then was with her Les Splendid crew in Patrice Leconte's popular "Les Bronzes" and its sequel "Les Bronzes font du ski" (1979), establishing her as a generational symbol. It was in "Clara et les chics types" (1981), that Balasko began to establish herself as a so-called "anti-sex symbol," and also "Les Hommes preferent les grosses/Men Prefer Fat Girls" (198... Continue Bio >>

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