In 1932, Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988) co-directed Le Lac aux Dames, a Tyrolean romance, one of the first talking pictures produced in France and the first to be distributeed worldwide. It ran for a year at the Colisse cinema on the Champs-Elysses. Co-directed by Marc Allegret, it was adapted by the author Colette from a novel by Vicki Baum. Andre Gide helped with the script and it starred Simone Simon and Jean-Pierre Aumont.
Philippe's niece, Nicole (1924-2007) under her stage-name Nicole Stephane, appeared in Jean Cocteau's Les enfants terribles and later turned from acting to production on a number of films, including Mourir a Madrid and La vie de chateau. Before her marriage, Nadine L'hopitalier (b.1932), Baroness Edmond, appeared as an extra in The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida, and later acted, under the stage name, Nadine Tallier in some 40 films, including several English productions.