Best known for her portrayal of Marthe in Cousin Cousine (1975), versatile and beautiful French actress Marie-Christine Barrault has appeared in a number of Eric Rohmer films. She has also worked on the Paris stage and in television. The niece of Jean-Louis Barrault, she learned her craft from Rene Simon and at the Paris Conservatoire. Barrault made her film debut in Rohmer's Ma Nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud's) (1969). She is married to noted filmmaker Roger Vadim and in 1996, starred in his television movie Mon Pere avait Raison.