Dominique Laffin

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Dominique Laffin
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Born (1952-06-03)3 June 1952
Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Died 12 June 1985(1985-06-12) (aged 33)
Paris, France
Resting place Cimetière de Montmartre
Occupation actress
Years active 1977–1985
Spouse(s) Yvan Dautin

Dominique Laffin (June 3, 1952 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France – June 12, 1985 in Paris) was a French actress, who has appeared in 19 films between 1975 and 1985.

Dominique Laffin made her major film debut in 1977, gaining critical acclaim for her role in director Jacques Doillon's 1979 film, La Femme qui pleure. For her performance, Laffin was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress. That same year, she co-starred with a young Roberto Benigni in the film Chiedo asilo.

Her career was cut short at the age of 33 by a massive heart attack. Her daughter later said that she had committed suicide. During her short career, Laffin appeared with many of France's rising young stars, including Gérard Depardieu, Juliette Binoche and Miou-Miou as well as established stars such as Yves Montand.

Dominique Laffin is buried near renowned director François Truffaut in the Cimetière de Montmartre in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris.

Her daughter, French politician Clémentine Autain was born in 1973.

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