Mbissine Thérèse Diop
Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1949-01-01 (71 years old)
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Mbissine Thérèse Diop (born 1949) is a Senegalese actress best known for her starring role as Diouana in the 1966 Ousmane Sembène film Black Girl (La noire de...), which is often cited as one of the first feature films of African cinema to go on to international acclaim.
Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal to a Muslim father and a Catholic mother. The oldest in her family, Diop lived with her maternal grandfather until he died when she was two, at which time she returned to Dakar. Diop lived in Corsica when she was thirteen, where her hostess familiarized her with Josephine Baker.
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