Bouquet was a model for Chanel in the 1980s–1990s. She was the companion of producer Jean-Pierre Rassam with whom she had a son, Dimitri Rassam, also a producer. In 1987, she gave birth to a son, Louis, with photographer Francis Giacobetti. She married immunologist Jacques Liebowitch in 1992, they divorced in 1996. From 1997 to 2005, she dated actor Gérard Depardieu, with whom she had worked several times. She is in a relationship with Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the son of Philippine de Rothschild and Jacques Sereys. They made their first official appearance as a couple during the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
^An in-depth analysis of Carole Bouquet’s filmography, including philosophical implications, is Arnold Cusmariu, "The Perils of Aphrodite: A New Take on Star Theory," Film International 13.3, 2015, pp. 97-116 .
^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".
^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".
^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]."
^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)]".