Mila Parely passed away on Saturday morning in Vichy. The cinema loses one of its oldest and most beautiful stars. She embodied the Slavic charm, elegance, vocal gifts, eclecticism, the requirement; she will keep all her life the same Polish pride, from Liliom of Fritz Lang in 1933 until her last appearance in 1991, in the TV film of Bernard Stora, The big dune, alongside Danièle Delorme and Bulle Ogier.
And despite all her successes in Hollywood, she chose to settle in France. In France, where, in 1953, she shot with the most famous directors: Sacha Guitry, Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson, Max Ophuls, Jean Grémillon and Julien Duvivier… Everywhere, in melodrama, thriller or romantic comedy, as in 1988 in Daniel Vigne’s Comédie d'été, she leaves her racy signature.
Félicie in Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, George Sand in Rêves d'amour or Véronique in André Messager’s eponymous operetta, Mila will continue to make us dream for a long time, as she made Jean Marais dream that she almost married.