Blonde hair and disarming smile, the one who had played with the greatest, from Yves Montand to Louis de Funès, via Alain Delon, died this Thursday, December 1.
Raised with her family in Paris at the age of 13, Mylène Demongeot, whose real first name Marie-Hélène, quickly stood out for her beauty and her charisma. After a few forays into modeling and then a few appearances in the cinema, she gained recognition in 1957 for her role in “The Witches of Salem” by Raymond Rouleau, which made her known to the general public. But it is truly her role as the journalist Hélène, fiancée of Jean Marais, in “Fantômas” which anchors her face in the memory of the spectators.
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Jack-of-all-trades, the actress will also have gone through television, theater, radio and writing by publishing stories, essays and autobiographies. Committed to the animal cause and the fight against the environment, she had also played in recent popular films such as the “Camping” triptych, in the 2010s.
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