Alain Delon

Alain Delon
Alain Delon.jpg
Delon in 2011
BornAlain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon
(1935-11-08) 8 November 1935 (age 82)
Sceaux, France
ResidenceChêne-Bougeries, Switzerland
CitizenshipFrench
Swiss (since 1999)
OccupationActor
Years active1957–2012
Spouse(s)Nathalie Delon (1964–68)
Partner(s)Romy Schneider (1958–63)
Mireille Darc (1968–82)
Rosalie van Breemen (1987–2002)
Children4, including Anthony and Anouchka
Websitewww.alaindelon.ch

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (French: [alɛ̃ dəlɔ̃]; born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman.

Delon became one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols in the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Purple Noon (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.

Delon acquired Swiss citizenship on 23 September 1999, and the company managing products sold under his name is based in Geneva. He resides in Chêne-Bougeries in the canton of Geneva.

Early life

Delon was born in Sceaux, Seine (now Hauts-de-Seine), Île-de-France, a suburb of Paris. His parents, Édith (née Arnold; 1911—1995) and Fabien Delon (1904—1977), divorced when Delon was four.[1]

Both remarried, and Delon has a half-sister and two half-brothers. His paternal grandmother was Corsican, from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo.[2]

When his parents divorced, Delon was sent to live with foster parents. When they died, his parents shared him but the arrangement proved unsatisfactory. He attended a Roman Catholic[3] boarding school, the first of several schools from which he was expelled because of unruly behavior. Teachers once tried to persuade him to enter the priesthood because of his aptitude in religious studies.[citation needed]

At 14, Delon left school, and worked for a brief time at his stepfather's butcher shop. He enlisted in the French Navy three years later, aged 17, and in 1953-54 he served as a fusilier marin in the First Indochina War. Delon has said that out of his four years of military service he spent 11 months in a military jail for being "undisciplined".[citation needed]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Alain Delon
العربية: ألان ديلون
arpetan: Alain Delon
asturianu: Alain Delon
Aymar aru: Alain Delon
azərbaycanca: Alen Delon
تۆرکجه: آلن دلون
Bân-lâm-gú: Alain Delon
башҡортса: Ален Делон
беларуская: Ален Дэлон
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ален Дэлён
Bislama: Alain Delon
български: Ален Делон
bosanski: Alain Delon
català: Alain Delon
Чӑвашла: Ален Делон
čeština: Alain Delon
Cymraeg: Alain Delon
Deutsch: Alain Delon
Ελληνικά: Αλέν Ντελόν
español: Alain Delon
Esperanto: Alain Delon
euskara: Alain Delon
فارسی: آلن دلون
français: Alain Delon
galego: Alain Delon
한국어: 알랭 들롱
հայերեն: Ալեն Դելոն
hrvatski: Alain Delon
Ilokano: Alain Delon
Bahasa Indonesia: Alain Delon
italiano: Alain Delon
עברית: אלן דלון
ქართული: ალენ დელონი
қазақша: Ален Делон
Latina: Alanus Delon
latviešu: Alēns Delons
Lëtzebuergesch: Alain Delon
lietuvių: Alain Delon
magyar: Alain Delon
македонски: Ален Делон
Malagasy: Alain Delon
მარგალური: ალენ დელონი
монгол: Ален Делон
Nederlands: Alain Delon
occitan: Alain Delon
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Delon Alen
polski: Alain Delon
português: Alain Delon
română: Alain Delon
Runa Simi: Alain Delon
русский: Делон, Ален
Simple English: Alain Delon
slovenčina: Alain Delon
slovenščina: Alain Delon
српски / srpski: Ален Делон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Alain Delon
svenska: Alain Delon
татарча/tatarça: Aleñ Deloñ
Türkçe: Alain Delon
українська: Ален Делон
vepsän kel’: Delon Alen
Tiếng Việt: Alain Delon
Winaray: Alain Delon