Mylène Demongeot

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Mylène Demongeot
Demongeot in 1960
Born Marie-Hélène Demongeot
(1935-09-29) 29 September 1935 (age 80)
Nice, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953–present
Spouse(s) Henri Coste (1958–1968)
Marc Simenon (1968–1999; his death)
Parent(s) Klaudia Trubnikova
Alfred Demongeot

Mylène Demongeot (born Marie-Hélène Demongeot; 29 September 1935) is a French actress with a career spanning six decades.[1] She has appeared in 72 films since 1953.


Photo portrait by Studio Harcourt in 2008

Demongeot gained fame and adulation for her portrayal of Abigail Williams in the Franco-East German production The Crucible (1957), for which she was nominated for BAFTA Awards for Most Promising Newcomer to Film. The blonde actress has performed in adventures like Vengeance of the Three Musketeers (1961) as Milady de Winter and in comedies like Fantômas (1964) directed by André Hunebelle.

In the US, she co-starred with David Niven in Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse (1958). She was also nominated for César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) and La Californie (2006).

Personal life[edit]

Mylène Demongeot at the César Award ceremony in 2005

Demongeot was born in Nice, Southern France.[2] She was married to director Marc Simenon from 1968 until his death in 1999.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1955 Frou-Frou de Cousinet-Duval's lover Augusto Genina
Futures vedettes the student Marc Allégret
1956 Papa, maman, ma femme et moi the young woman at the door Jean-Paul Le Chanois
It's A Wonderful World Georgie Val Guest
1957 The Crucible Abigail Raymond Rouleau
Une manche et la belle (fr) Éva Dollan Henri Verneuil
1958 Bonjour tristesse Elsa Otto Preminger
Be Beautiful But Shut Up Virginie Dumayet Marc Allégret
Cette nuit-là (fr) Sylvie Mallet Maurice Cazeneuve (fr))
1959 Le vent se lève (fr) Catherine Mougin Yves Ciampi
Women are Weak Sabine Michel Boisrond
Upstairs and Downstairs Ingrid Ralph Thomas
Bad Girls Don't Cry Laura Mauro Bolognini
The Giant of Marathon Andromède Jacques Tourneur
1960 Under Ten Flags Zizi Duilio Coletti
Love in Rome Anna Padoan Dino Risi
1961 The Singer Not the Song Locha Roy Ward Baker
The Three Musketeers Milady de Winter Bernard Borderie
Romulus and the Sabines Réa Richard Pottier
1962 I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra uncredited Vittorio Sala
1963 Gold for the Caesars Penelope André de Toth
À cause, à cause d'une femme (fr) Lisette Michel Deville
Doctor in Distress Sonia and Helga Ralph Thomas
L'Appartement des filles (fr) Mélanie Michel Deville
1964 Fantômas Hélène André Hunebelle
1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Géza von Radványi
1965 Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 Anna-Maria Sulza André Hunebelle
1965 Fantômas se déchaîne Hélène André Hunebelle
1966 Tendre Voyou (fr) Muriel Jean Becker
1967 Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Hélène André Hunebelle
1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Gaby Frank Tashlin
1969 The Thirteen Chairs Judy Nicolas Gessner and Luciano Lucignani
1984 Retenez Moi...Ou Je Fais Un Malheur the woman at the bank Michel Gérard
1986 Tenue de soirée cameo appearance Bertrand Blier
1997 L'Homme idéal Guillemette Xavier Gélin
2004 36 Quai des Orfèvres Manou Berliner Olivier Marchal
2006 Camping Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente
French California Katia Jacques Fieschi
2010 Camping 2 Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente
2013 On My Way Fanfan
2013 La Balade de Lucie Mother Telefilm
2013 Les Mauvaises Têtes Virginie Telefilm
2014 Des Roses en Hiver Madeleine Telefilm
2015 No Limit Christine Libérati TV series
2016 Camping 3 Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente


  • Demongeot, Mylène (September 2001). Tiroirs secrets. Paris: Le Pré aux Clercs. ISBN 2-84228-131-4. 
  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ Extrait de naissance 2317/1935 (source : Les Gens du Cinéma) — Dans ses mémoires, Mylène Demongeot précise elle-même son jour de naissance, soit le 29 septembre.

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