Born 1928 as Elisabeth Yvonne Scatcherd in Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, French actress Yvonne Furneaux moved to England in 1946 to study Modern Languages at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, where she was known as “Tessa Scatcherd”.
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Furneaux began her acting career in England in 1952 with a few minor productions. Later she participated in international productions and worked with Catherine Deneuve in the movie Repulsion (1965).
Furneaux married French director of photography Jacques Natteau, who died in 2007. Retired from acting, she lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Yvonne Furneaux in the 1950s and 1960s.