Françoise Giroud( 21 September 1916 - 19 January 2003 )
Françoise Giroud, born France Gourdji was a French journalist, screenwriter, writer and politician.
Giroud was born to immigrant Sephardic Turkish Jewish parents; her father was Salih Gourdji, Director of the Agence Télégraphique Ottomane in Geneva. She did not graduate from university. She married and had two children, a son and a daughter.
Giroud's work in cinema began with director >Marc Allégret as a script-girl on his 1932 version of Marcel Pagnol's Fanny. In 1936 she worked with Jean Renoir on the set of La Grande Illusion. She later wrote screenplays, eventually completed 30 full-length books , and wrote newspaper columns. She was the editor of Elle magazine from 1946 until 1953, when she and Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber founded the French newsmagazine L'Express. She edited L'...