Aurore Clément

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Aurore Clément
Aurore Clément and Jean-Pierre Faye
Born Marie-Thérèse Aurore Louise Clément
(1945-10-12) 12 October 1945 (age 70)
Soissons, Aisne, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Dean Tavoularis (1986–present)

Aurore Clément (born 12 October 1945) is a French actress who has appeared in French language and English language motion pictures and television productions.

Early life[edit]

She was born Marie-Thérèse Aurore Louise Clément in Soissons, Aisne. Following the death of her father, as a young girl she had to go to work to support her family. For a time she did modeling in Paris until being offered a film role. Since her appearance in Lacombe Lucien (1974), a film directed by Louis Malle, she has usually been cast in supporting roles but has worked steadily.


Clément has appeared in more than 80 films and is most often remembered as the character "Anne" in the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas (1984) which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Her first appearance in a U.S. movie would have been in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), but her scenes — a long sequence where Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) meets French former colonists — were eventually cut from the film and only restored in 2001 in the Redux version. She has also been cast in television films.

In France, Clément made her debuts on stage in 1988, with The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, adapted from George Moore's short story, and won an acting prize from The French Association of Theatre critics. She has been seen in several plays, including Marguerite Duras' Les Eaux et Forêts and René de Ceccatty's La Dame aux Camélias (adapted from Alexandre Dumas Fils's novel) alongside Isabelle Adjani, for which she has been nominated for the Molieres (the equivalent of the American Tony's)

Personal life[edit]

Aurore Clément has been married since 1986 to Dean Tavoularis, an American motion picture production designer.

Selected filmography[edit]

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