Carole Bouquet

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Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet 2013.jpg
Bouquet in 2013
Born (1957-08-18) 18 August 1957 (age 58)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actress, model, film director
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Rodolfo Recrio (1980–81)
Jean-Pierre Rassam, 1 son (1982–85)
Jacques Liebowitch (1992–96)
Partner(s) Gérard Depardieu (1997–2005)
Children Dimitri Rassam, Louis Giacobetti

Carole Bouquet (born 18 August 1957) is a French actress and fashion model, who has appeared in more than 40 films since 1977.

Life and career[edit]

Bouquet was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Her classical good looks won her a role as the Bond girl Melina Havelock in the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only, but she also acted in a number of mainstream European films throughout the 1980s and continues to do so in France.

She is also recognized for her work in Luis Buñuel's surrealist classic That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), and in the internationally successful film Too Beautiful For You (1989), for which she won the César Award for Best Actress. Also she received a César Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Rive droite, rive gauche (1984).

Bouquet was a model for Chanel in the 1980s–1990s.[1][2] She is the widow of producer Jean-Pierre Rassam with whom she had a son, Dimitri Rassam.[3][4] From 1997 to 2005, she dated actor Gérard Depardieu, with whom she had worked several times. Bouquet was engaged to him from 2003 to 2005.[citation needed]

In 1999 she was also a member of the jury of the 4th Shanghai International Film Festival.[5]

In 2014 she was also a member of the jury of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1977 La famille Cigale[7] (TV miniseries) Béatrice Damien-Lacour Jean Pignol
That Obscure Object of Desire Conchita Luis Buñuel
1979 Il Cappotto di Astrakan[8] Valentine Marco Vicario
Buffet froid cameo appearance Bertrand Blier
1980 Blank Generation Nada, the journalist Ulli Lommel
1981 For Your Eyes Only Melina Havelock John Glen
1982 Bingo Bongo Laura Pasquale Festa Campanile
Der Tag der Idioten Carole Werner Schroeter
1983 Mystère Mystère Carlo Vanzina
1984 Le Bon roi Dagobert Héméré Dino Risi
Rive droite, rive gauche Babé Senanques Philippe Labro
Nemo (fr) Rals-Akraï Arnaud Sélignac (fr)
1985 Spécial police (fr) Isabelle Rodin Michel Vianey (fr)
1986 Double messieurs (fr) Hélène Jean-François Stévenin
1987 Jenatsch Lucrezia von Planta Daniel Schmid
1989 New York Stories
(episode "Life Without Zoë")
Princess Soroya Francis Ford Coppola
Trop belle pour toi Florence Barthélémy Bertrand Blier
Bunker Palace Hôtel Clara Enki Bilal
1991 Donne con le gonne[9] Margherita Francesco Nuti
1993 Tango the filmstar Patrice Leconte
1994 A Business Affair Kate Swallow Charlotte Brandström (fr)
Grosse Fatigue as herself Michel Blanc
1996 Lucie Aubrac Lucie Aubrac Claude Berri
1998 En plein cœur (fr) Viviane Farnese Pierre Jolivet
1999 Un pont entre deux rives (fr) Mina Frédéric Auburtin (fr) and Gérard Depardieu
2001 Wasabi Sofia Gérard Krawczyk
2002 Embrassez qui vous voudrez (fr) Lulu Michel Blanc
Blanche (fr) Anne of Austria Bernie Bonvoisin
2003 Bienvenue chez les Rozes Béatrice Francis Palluau
2004 Red Lights Hélène Dunan Cédric Kahn
Les Fautes d'orthographe (fr) Geneviève Massu Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (fr)
Sex & the City
(An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux)[10]
Juliette Timothy Van Patten
2005 Nordeste Hélène Juan Diego Solanas
L'Enfer Marie Danis Tanović
2008 Les hauts murs Fil de fer's mother Christian Faure
2011 Impardonnables Judith André Téchiné
2012 Bad Girl Alice Patrick Mille
2014 Rosemary's Baby Margaux Castevet Agnieszka Holland
Do Not Disturb Nathalie Leproux Patrice Leconte


  1. ^ Sheila Jeffreys, Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West, London/New York: Routledge, 2005, ISBN 978-0-415-35182-9, p. 65: "the French face of Chanel in the late 1990s".
  2. ^ Tilar J. Mazzeo, The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's most Famous Perfume, New York: Harper, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-179101-7, p. 199: "Carole Bouquet, the 'face' of Chanel No. 5 during the 1980s".
  3. ^ Costanzo Costantini, Le regine del cinema, Rome: Gremese, 1997, ISBN 978-88-7742-138-8, p. 39 (Italian): "Carole Bouquet vive ora con Jean-Pierre Rassam, il produttore siriano o libanese che le ha dato sei mesi fa un figlio, Dimitry [Carole Bouquet now lives with Jean-Pierre Rassam, the Lebanese or Syrian producer, who gave her a son, Dimitri, six months ago]."
  4. ^ Catherina Catsaros, Le grand livre des QCM de culture générale volume 2, Paris: l'Etudiant, 2008, ISBN 978-2-84624-604-0, p. 15 (French): "Carole Bouquet dont le mari Jean-Pierre Rassam (décédé depuis) [Carole Bouquet, whose husband Jean-Pierre Rassam (since deceased)]".
  5. ^ "Archive - Golden Goblet Award". Shanghai International Film Festival. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
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  7. ^ "La famille Cigale". Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Il Cappotto di Astrakan". Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Donne con le gonne". Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux". Retrieved 9 July 2012. 


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Preceded by
Lois Chiles
Bond girl
Succeeded by
Maud Adams