Bretty, Béatrice

BORN 26 Oct 1897, La Fère, Aisne - DIED 4 Sep 1982, Paris
BIRTH NAME Bolchesi, Béatrix Anne-Maerie
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 09)

Béatrice Bretty was born Béatrix Anne-Marie Bolchesi. She studied under Louise Lara who suggested the name Bretty which she derived from the word soubrette. From 1929 to 1955 she was a member of the Comédie-Française. She also appeared in several movies.

In 1935 she was one of the first persons to appear on French television that started broadcasting in 1935. In 1935 she also participated in the first movie that made at the Comédie-Française. The politician Georges Mandel was her companion but he was killed in 1944 because of his resistance activities. After she left the Comédie-Française in 1956 she received a farewell performance in 1959 and after that she performed on the boulevards until 1970.


The grave of Louis Castex and Béatrice Bretty at Passy Cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2016)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003
Internet Movie Database
Béatrice Bretty — Wikipédia

Breuer, Siegfried

Published: 09 May 2020
Last update: 25 Apr 2022