Joly was working as a lawyer when she discovered her comedic talents and hit the stage for a series of popular one woman shows.

She also found success as a film, TV and theatre actress, and picked up a Cesar Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 1987's The Miracule.

Her film credits also include Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, Going Places and 1995's Les Miserables.

Joly died on Thursday (03Sep15).