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Mylène Demongeot in 5 films that marked her long and beautiful career as an actress

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During her long career, Mylène Demongeot, who died Thursday, December 1 at the age of 87, will have shot a total of nearly 70 films. peplum “The Battle of Marathon” (Jacques Tourneur, 1959) to the film series « Campsite (Fabien Onteniente, 2006, 2010, 2016), without forgetting her role as Hélène in the trilogy “Fantomas” by André Hunebelle (1964, 1965, 1967), we invite you to see the actress again in five of her finest film roles.

Mylène Demongeot, who was not confined to the popular cinema which made her famous, will have toured with Jean Marais or Yves Montand as well as Roger Moore. Appreciated by the public, she was in demand until the end, still playing a role in “Retirement home”, a comedy with Kev Adams and Gérard Depardieu, one of the rare French films to exceed two million admissions in 2022.

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This native of Nice, who had an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother, studied the piano diligently, from the age of 7, in Paris, with her teachers Yves Nat and Marguerite Long; but at 15, she gave up becoming a concert performer to take drama lessons. Along with her first small roles in the cinema from 1953, she posed for publicity photos and fell in love with the photographer Henri Coste, whom she married in 1958.

At the end of the 1960s, she met the love of her life, the director Marc Simenon, son of the writer Georges Simenon, whom she married in 1968. For him, she put her career in the background and second in his productions. Their love resists “alcoholic disease” of Marc and only his accidental death, in 1999, separates them.

Big comeback in 2004

In 2004, she made her big comeback to the cinema with the film ” 36 Quai des Goldsmiths “ by Olivier Marchal, which earned him a nomination for the 2005 Césars and breathed new life into his career. She then returns to popular films, such as the trilogy “Campsite”but also in auteur cinema, where she is particularly noted for her interpretation of Thérèse in “The Roofs of Paris” by Hiner Saleem (2007).

Mylène Demongeot, intergenerational actress, died at the age of 87

Because of her fairness and her sweet face, she was often compared to Brigitte Bardot, of whom she was even presented as the rival. She also shared with BB the same love of animals and the environment. The animalist party also paid tribute to him on the announcement of his death, welcoming a “early support” :

“Mylène Demongeot was a committed actress, sensitive, in particular to the defense of animal and environmental causes and the right to die with dignity”underlined his relatives in the press release announcing his death.

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