Marie-Pierre Pruvot

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Marie-Pierre Pruvot
Born (1935-11-11) November 11, 1935 (age 85)
Isser, Kabylie, Algeria
Other namesBambi, Marie-Pier Ysser
Alma materSorbonne
OccupationEntertainer, teacher, author
AwardsOrdre des Palmes Académiques

Marie-Pierre Pruvot (also known under the pseudonym Marie-Pier Ysser; born 11 November 1935) is an Algerian-born French transgender woman who performed under the stage name Bambi.[1] She performed in a transgender showgirl revue at Le Carrousel de Paris for approximately 20 years.[2]

While performing regularly, she appeared in several documentaries, including the 1959 film Costa Azzurra, directed by Vittorio Sala[3] and the 1963 film 90 notti in giro per il mondo, directed by Mino Loy.[4] During her entertainment career, she acquired university degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris, subsequently becoming a teacher of literature in 1974.[5] She was initially appointed in Cherbourg; two years later, she began teaching at Garges-lès-Gonesse, and remained there for the next 25 years. She was honored with induction into the Ordre des Palmes Académiques.[6]

She was profiled in Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary film Bambi, which won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.[7]


  • Pruvot, Marie-Pierre (2003). J'inventais ma vie. Éditions Osmondes, ASIN B006X19N58
  • Pruvot, Marie-Pierre (2007). Marie parce que c'est joli. Éditions Bonobo[8]


  1. ^ Foerster, Maxime (2006). Histoire des transsexuels en France. Béziers [France]: H & O. ISBN 2-84547-138-6. OCLC 73800598.
  2. ^ Dayan, Josée (dir). (2008) Nous n'irons plus au bois. Archived 2012-08-16 at the Wayback Machine [No More Hide and Seek] Passionfilms
  3. ^ Sala, Vittorio (dir.) (1959). Costa Azzurra. Glomer Film
  4. ^ Loy, Mino (1963). 90 notti in giro per il mondo. Documento Film
  5. ^ "Marie-Pierre Pruvot | Viennale". Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  6. ^ Pruvot, Marie-Pierre (2007). ... j'ai changé de sexe. Paris Match
  7. ^ "Berlin's Teddy Family". Interview, March 2013.
  8. ^ Pruvot, Marie-Pierre (2007). Marie parce que c'est joli. Villettes: Ed. Bonobo. ISBN 978-2-35269-002-3. OCLC 83597444.

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