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Edmond Greville Update

Evelyne Jouve has very kindly sent some of her own clippings of Edmond and Vanda Greville along. Merci Evelyne!. You can find lots more photos here.

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Vanda Greville Obituary

Vanda MacEwan (Vanda Vangen), actress: born London 10 January 1908; married 1930 Edmond Greville (died 1966; one daughter; marriage dissolved); died Westgate on Sea, Kent 26 December 1997.

In Rene Clair's classic film- musical comedy Le Million (1931), Vanda Greville was Vanda, the American vamp flirting with Rene Lefevre's garret artist. This slender blonde opportunist is none too pleased to discover he is penniless but eagerly joins the search for his stolen jacket which carries a winning lottery ticket.

This early role would remain the highlight of Greville's career. It had been preceded by her other proudest achievement, playing a leading role in Abel Gance's multilingual La Fin du Monde (1930). Born Vanda MacEwan to a Scottish father and Norwegian mother, she had wanted to be an actress from childhood and skipped school in Fulham to work as an extra on an Alfred Hitchcock film. While in Paris at a finishing school, she was spotted by Gance and screen-tested. Speak…

The Films of Edmond Greville

I've discovered much useful information on my grandfather Edmond Greville(aka Max Montagut) at this extremely informative French website.

Both Edmond Greville and Vanda Wangen were photographed by Eli Lotar and a link to his gallery is here.


Howard Hughes and Vanda Greville