Genevieve Bujold (born July 1, 1942 in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a French-Canadian actress.
Related to famous Quebec strongman, Louis Cyr, Geneviève Bujold was raised by strict Roman Catholic parents who sent her to a convent school for her full twelve years of education. She disliked her school and its strict discipline and escaped the bleak world she was raised in to pursue a career in acting.
Dramatically trained at Montreal's Conservatory of Dramatic Art, she got her big break while on tour with a theatrical company in Paris, France when prominent French director Alain Renais selected her for a role opposite Yves Montand. This led to her staying in France for a time where she made more films with noted French directors such as Louis Malle.
Bujold appeared in a variety of film roles for Canadian and U.S. television earning a 1967 Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Joan of Arc in an NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation. That year, she married director Paul Almond with whom she had a son. In 1968, she was awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young actress in French film and starred in Isabel, directed by her husband.
In 1969, she starred opposite Richard Burton in the film, Anne of the Thousand Days. For her powerful performance, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a motion-picture drama as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Her considerable acting skills had the media touting her to become one of the brightest stars but Bujold's temperament led to run-ins with her employer Universal Studios and she walked away from her contract, resulting in a lawsuit. In the ensuing years she gave many sterling performances but never reached the heights to which many believed were possible.
In 1995, she signed to play the lead character Kathryn Janeway in the American television series Star Trek: Voyager. However, she dropped out after filming Caretaker, the series first episode, stating that the work schedule was too demanding. Kate Mulgrew replaced her.
Geneviève Bujold continues to work in film, primarily with independent production companies.
Finding Home (2003) ... as Katie
Jericho Mansions (2003) ... as Lily Melnick
Alex in Wonder (2001) ... as Natalie
Eye of the Beholder (1999) ... as Jeanne Brault
The House of Yes (1997) ... as Mrs. Pascal
Dead Innocent (1996) ... as Suzanne St. Laurent
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996) ... as Leona, Gepetto's Assistant
Mon amie Max (1994) .... as Marie-Alexandrine Brabant
An Ambush of Ghosts (1993) .... as Irene Betts
Oh, What a Night (1992) .... as Eva
The Dance Goes On (1992)
Rue du Bac (1991) .... as Marie Aubriac
False Identity (1990) .... as Rachel Roux
Les Noces de papier (1989) .... as Claire Rocheleau
Red Earth, White Earth (1989)
Dead Ringers (1988) .... as Claire Niveau (nude)
The Moderns (1988) .... as Libby Valentin
Trouble in Mind (1985) .... as Wanda
Choose Me (1984) .... as Nancy
Tightrope (1984) .... as Beryl Thibodeaux
Monsignor (1982) .... as Clara (nude)
Mistress of Paradise (1981) .... as Elizabeth Beaufort
Final Assignment (1980) .... as Nicole Thomson
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980) .... as Bernadette Lafleur
Murder by Decree (1979) .... as Annie Crook
Coma) (1978) .... as Dr. Susan Wheeler (nude)
Un autre homme, une autre chance (1977) (as Genevieve Bujold) .... as Jeanne Leroy
Alex & the Gypsy (1976) .... as Maritza (nude)
Obsession (1976) .... as Elizabeth Courtland/Sandra Portinari
Swashbuckler (1976) .... as Jane Barnet (nude)
L'Incorrigible (1975) .... as Marie-Charlotte Pontalec
Earthquake .... as Denise Marshall
Antigone (1974) .... as Antigone
Kamouraska (1973) .... as Élisabeth (nude)
Journey (1972) .... as Saguenay
The Trojan Women (1971) .... as Cassandra
Act of the Heart (1970) .... as Martha Hayes
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) .... as Anne Boleyn
Isabel (1968) (1968) .... as Isabel (nude)
Le Voleur (1967) .... as Charlotte
Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967) .... s Genevieve
Le Roi de coeur (1966) .... as Coquelicot
La Guerre est finie (1966) .... as Nadine Sallanches
Geneviève (1965) .... as Geneviève
La Fin des étés (1964)
La Terre à boire (1964) .... as Barbara
La Fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes (1964) .... as Genevieve
Amanita Pestilens (1963) .... as Sophie Martin
Ti-Jean caribou (1963)
Les Belles histoires des Pays-d'en-Haut (1956) .... as Julie Fourchu