Obituary: Corinne Calvet
Vallance, Tom, The Independent (London, England)
JUST AFTER the Second World War, most of the major Hollywood studios were importing female talent from Europe in the hopes of finding another Garbo, Dietrich or Bergman to lend exoticism to their product. Alida Valli, Hildegarde Knef and Denise Darcel were among those who had varying success during the period, and Corinne Calvet was the choice of Paramount, who imported her from France although she had played small parts in only four films.
The studio promoted her as a combination of Dietrich and Rita Hayworth, but her persona failed to live up to this description, though the fault lay as much with a string of mediocre films as with a lack of a compelling talent, for …
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