~Yola d'Avril~

Born: April 8, 1907 in Lille, France
Died: March 2, 1984 in  Port Hueneme, California, USA
~Biography~
Yola d'Avril was born on April 8, 1907 in Lille, France. She grew up in with her parents and brother in
Paris. After her father's death in 1923 she moved to Canada and became a dancer. Yola went to
Hollywood and started getting small roles in films like Vamping Venus and She Goes To War. She became
close friends with Gloria Swanson who guided her career. Yola signed a contract with First National but
they dropped her due to her French accent. In 1931 she costarred with Joan Blondell in God's Gift To
Women. The following year she worked with Spencer Tracy in Sky Devils. Yola was briefly married to
music producer Eddie Ward. Although she appeared in more than seventy films she never became a
major star. Her final role was in the 1953 drama Little Boy Lost. Yola retired and lived quietly in Port
Hueneme, California with her second husband. She died on March 2, 1984 at the age of 76.
~Filmography~
Little Boy Lost (1953) ... Madame Le Blanc (uncredited)
Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series) (1953)
- Paris Perfume (1953)
Red Ball Express (1952) ... Barmaid (uncredited)

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) ... French Maid (uncredited)
Cloak and Dagger (1946) ... First Nurse (uncredited)
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Now, Voyager (1942) ... Celestine (uncredited)
Night in New Orleans (1942) ... Mme. Lamballe
The Lady Has Plans (1942) ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
I Was an Adventuress (1940) ... Frenchwoman at Party (uncredited)
Green Hell (1940) ... Native Girl (uncredited)

Gone with the Wind (1939) ... Belle's Girl (uncredited)
The Hurricane (1937) ... Club Hibiscus Singer [Sings 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' in French]
I Met Him in Paris (1937) ... French Wife in Room 617
Captain Blood (1935) ... Girl in Tavern (uncredited)
Straight from the Heart (1935) ... French Girl in Taxi (uncredited)
Kansas City Princess (1934) ... French Manicurist (uncredited)
Monte Carlo Nights (1934) ... Madelon
Tarzan and His Mate (1934) ... Madame Feronde (uncredited)
Glamour (1934) ... Renee
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) ... Maid in House (uncredited)
Diplomaniacs (1933) ... French Vamp (uncredited)
The Finishing Touch (Short) (1932)
A Parisian Romance (1932) ... Pauline
Strange Innertube (Short) (1932) ... Diamond Joe's Moll
A Passport to Hell (1932) ... Rosita (as Yola D'Avril)
The Man from Yesterday (1932) ... Tony's Cocotte (as Yola D'Avril)
Beauty and the Boss (1932) ... Girl in Bath Tub (uncredited)
Sky Devils (1932) ... Fifi
Stop That Run (Short) (1932)
Cock of the Air (1932) ... Italian Girl #2
Suicide Fleet (1931) ... French Girl in Tangiers (uncredited)
The Last Flight (1931) ... French Party Girl at Cafe (uncredited)
Women Go on Forever (1931) ... Pearl
The Common Law (1931) ... Fifi
Just a Gigolo (1931) ... Pauline
Svengali (1931) ... Maid (uncredited)
God's Gift to Women (1931) ... Dagmar
The College Vamp (Short) (1931) ... French Flame / Drama Coach
The Right of Way (1931) ... Suzette
A Hollywood Theme Song (Short) (1930) ... Madame von Hoppsburg
The Truth About Youth (1930) ... Babette - Kara's Maid (uncredited)
Just Like Heaven (1930) ... Fifi (as Yola D'Avril)
Those Three French Girls (1930) ... Diane
Men Without Skirts (Short) (1930)
Born Reckless (1930) ... French Girl
New Movietone Follies of 1930 (1930) ... Maid
The Bad One (1930) ... Gida
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) ... Suzanne (uncredited)
Double Cross Roads (1930) ... Happy Max's Moll (uncredited)
King of Jazz (1930) ... Automobile Owner's Wife ("Springtime") / Marie ("All Noisy on the Eastern Front")
So This Is Paris Green (Short) (1930)
Pêle-Mêle (Short) (1930) ... Madame Hardy

Hot for Paris (1929) ... Yola Dupre
The Love Parade (1929) ... Paulette (uncredited)
Shanghai Lady (1929) ... Lizzie
She Goes to War (1929) .... Yvette
House of Horror (1929) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
... aka The Haunted House (USA)
Three-Ring Marriage (1928) .... Minnie
Vamping Venus (1928) .... Stenographer
Lady Be Good (1928) .... Assistant
The Noose (1928) .... Cabaret Girl
The Valley of the Giants (1927) .... Felice
The American Beauty (1927) .... Telephone Girl
... aka The Beautiful Fraud (UK)
Smile, Brother, Smile (1927) .... Daisy
Hard-Boiled Haggerty (1927) .... Cafe Dancer
The Tender Hour (1927) .... Cabaret Girl
Orchids and Ermine (1927) .... Telephone Operator
The War Horse (1927) .... Yvonne
Fresh Faces (1926)
Yes, Yes, Babette (1925) .... The Darling of Paris