Hélène de Beauvoir

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Hélène de Beauvoir
Born Henriette-Hélène de Beauvoir
6 June 1910
Paris, France
Died 1 July 2001(2001-07-01) (aged 91)
Goxwiller, France
Occupation Painter
Spouse(s) Lionel de Roulet
Parent(s) Georges Bertrand de Beauvoir
Françoise Brasseur
Relatives Simone de Beauvoir

Henriette-Hélène de Beauvoir (6 June 1910, Paris – 1 July 2001, Goxwiller) was a French painter. She was the younger sister of philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Her art was exhibited in Europe, Japan, and the US.[1] She married Lionel de Roulet.[2]

When Hélène de Beauvoir lived in Goxwiller, a village near Strasbourg, she became president of the center for battered women. She continued painting until she was 85. Her paintings were related to feminist philosophy and women's issues.[3]



  • Monteil Claudine, Les Sœurs Beauvoir, Editions no 1, Paris, 2003.

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