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 distributed 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.
Jeane, the second Baroness Eugène von Rothschild (1908-2003) was a stage and film actress, professionally known as Jeanne Stuart. She was born Ivy Sweet, in Hampstead, England in 1908, the youngest of three daughters of William James Sweet, a copper-beater, and his Welsh wife. At a very early age Ivy became a dancer, left home and travelled the country in a troupe of girls. She was on stage by the age of 15, and enjoyed a career in the theatre, in which she took part in a number of the light drawing-room comedies and murder mysteries that were so popular on the London stage in the 1930s. She performed alongside Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Buchanan and many others. She progressed to the New York stage in September 1930, returning to London in 1933. Jeanne made her motion picture debut in 1931 and went on to perform and star in more than twenty films.