Mylène Demongeot

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Mylène Demongeot
DEMONGEOT Mylene-24x30-2008.jpg
Photo portrait by Studio Harcourt in 2008
Born Marie-Hélène Demongeot
(1935-09-29) 29 September 1935 (age 81)
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.

Career[edit]

Mylène Demongeot at the César Award ceremony in 2005

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).

Between September 2013 and June 2014, she is a columnist member of the radio show Les Grosses Têtes by Philippe Bouvard on RTL.

She is a member of the honor committee of the Association for the Right to Die with Dignity (ADMD).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Demongeot was born in Nice, Southern France.[3] She was married to director Marc Simenon from 1968 until his death in 1999.

Mylène Demongeot is the daughter of Alfred Jean Demongeot, born on January 30, 1897 in Nice (son of Marie Joseph Marcel Demongeot, career soldier, and Clotilde Faussonne di Clavesana, Italian comtesse) and Claudia Troubnikova, born May 17, 1904 In Kharkiv (Ukraine). She has a half-brother, Leonid Ivantoff, born in Kharbin (China) on December 17, 1925, from a first marriage of his mother.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1953 Children of Love Nicole Léonide Moguy
1955 Frou-Frou Cousinet-Duval's teacher Augusto Genina
School for Love The student Marc Allégret
Papa, maman, ma femme et moi The woman at the door Jean-Paul Le Chanois
1956 It's A Wonderful World Georgie Dubois Val Guest Credited as "Mylène Nicole"
1957 The Crucible Abigail Williams Raymond Rouleau Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Best Actress
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Une manche et la belle Éva Dollan Henri Verneuil
Quand vient l'amour Micheline Maurice Cloche
1958 Bonjour tristesse Elsa Otto Preminger
Be Beautiful But Shut Up Virginie Dumayet Marc Allégret (2)
Cette nuit là... Sylvie Mallet Maurice Cazeneuve
1959 Women are Weak Sabine Michel Boisrond
The Giant of Marathon Andromeda Jacques Tourneur & Mario Bava
Upstairs and Downstairs Ingrid Ralph Thomas
Bad Girls Don't Cry Laura Mauro Bolognini
Le vent se lève Catherine Mougin Yves Ciampi
1960 Under Ten Flags Zizi Duilio Coletti
Love in Rome Anna Padoan Dino Risi
1961 The Three Musketeers Milady de Winter Bernard Borderie
The Singer Not the Song Locha de Cortinez Roy Ward Baker
Romulus and the Sabines Réa Richard Pottier
1962 Copacabana Palace Zina von Raunacher Steno
I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra Vittorio Sala
1963 Because, Because of a Woman Lisette Michel Deville
Gold for the Caesars Penelope Andre DeToth & Sabatino Ciuffini
Doctor in Distress Sonia / Helga Stronberg Ralph Thomas (2)
Girl's Apartment Mélanie Michel Deville (2)
1964 Fantômas Hélène Gurn André Hunebelle
Cherchez l'idole Herself Michel Boisrond (2)
1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Géza von Radványi
OSS 117 Mission for a Killer Anna-Maria Sulza André Hunebelle (2)
Fantômas se déchaîne Hélène Gurn Haroun Tazieff & André Hunebelle (3)
1966 Tender Scoundrel Muriel Jean Becker
Go, go, play-boy Michael Pfleghar
1967 Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Hélène Gurn André Hunebelle (4)
1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Gabby Frank Tashlin
Une cigarette pour un ingénu Gilles Grangier
Les dossiers de l'agence O Myle Holga Marc Simenon TV Series (1 Episode)
1969 The Thirteen Chairs Judy Nicolas Gessner
1970 The Mushroom Anne Calder Marc Simenon (2)
1971 L'explosion Katia Marc Simenon (3)
1972 Quelques arpents de neige Laura Denis Héroux
Douce est la revanche Marc Simenon (4)
Montréal blues Raymond Cloutier & Pascal Gélinas
1973 J'ai mon voyage ! Madame De Chatiez Denis Héroux (2)
1974 Par le sang des autres The prostitute Marc Simenon (5)
1975 Les noces de porcelaine Julia Roger Coggio
Il faut vivre dangereusement Laurence Claude Makovski
1977 L'échappatoire Elisabeth Claude Patin
Recherche dans l'intérêt des familles Alcine Briant Philippe Arnal TV Series (1 Episode)
1978 Douze heures pour mourir Germaine Abder Isker TV Movie
1979 Un jour un tueur Cécile Pallas Serge Korber
1980 Kick, Raoul, la moto, les jeunes et les autres Martine Marc Simenon (6) TV Series (1 Episode)
1981 Signé Furax Malvina Marc Simenon (7)
1982 Marion Marion Treguier Jean Pignol TV Series (6 Episodes)
1983 Surprise Party Geneviève Lambert Roger Vadim
Le bâtard Brigitte Bertrand Van Effenterre
Flics de choc The teacher Jean-Pierre Desagnat
1984 Retenez Moi...Ou Je Fais Un Malheur The bench woman Michel Gérard
Yoroppa tokkyu Yutaka Ohara
Mon ami Washington Helvio Soto
Série noire The Baroness Jacques Rouffio TV Series (1 Episode)
1986 Tenue de soirée Wife in house 3 Bertrand Blier
Paulette, la pauvre petite milliardaire Madame Gulderbilt Claude Confortès
1988 Béruchet dit la Boulie Béruchet
Polizza droga Fernande Steno (2) TV Movie
La fanciulla che ride Fernande Steno (3) TV Movie
Diva Fernande Steno (4) TV Movie
Boomerang Fernande Steno (5) TV Movie
395 dollari l'oncia Fernande Steno (6) TV Movie
Polizza inferno Fernande Steno (7) TV Movie
1989 The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Madame Rochaise Desmond Davis TV Movie
1992 Vacances au purgatoire Mathilde Marc Simenon (8) TV Movie
1994 La Piste du télégraphe Muriel Liliane de Kermadec
Minder Madeleine Ken Hannam TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Chien et chat Annabelle Montbrial Marc Simenon (9) TV Series (1 Episode)
1996 Chercheurs d'or Marc Simenon (10) TV Mini-Series
1997 L'Homme idéal Guillemette Xavier Gélin
1998 Nous sommes tous des gagnants Claude Dray Short
2004 36 Quai des Orfèvres Manou Berliner Olivier Marchal Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Red Lights The summer camp director Cédric Kahn
Victoire The mother Stéphanie Murat
2005 Tokyo Tower Takashi Minamoto
La tête haute La Tine Gérard Jourd'hui TV Movie
2006 French California Katia Jacques Fieschi Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Camping Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente
2007 Sous les toits de Paris Thérèse Huner Saleem
Le fantôme du lac Louise Perreau Philippe Niang TV Movie
2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink Lily Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Tricheuse Madame Vallardin Jean-François Davy
2010 Camping 2 Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente (2)
2011 Si tu meurs, je te tue Geneviève Huner Saleem (2)
Maman ! The mother Hélène de Fougerolles Short
2013 On My Way Fanfan Emmanuelle Bercot
La balade de Lucie The mother Sandrine Ray TV Movie
Les mauvaises têtes Virginie Pierre Isoard TV Movie
2014 Des Roses en Hiver Madeleine Lorenzo Gabriele TV Movie
2015 No Limit Christine Libérati Ludovic Colbeau-Justin TV Series (2 Episodes)
2016 Camping 3 Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente (3)
3 Mariages et un coup de foudre Mamita Gilles de Maistre TV Movie
2017 Sage femme Martin Provost

Theater[edit]

Mylène Demongeot at the Festival de Cannes 1990.
Demongeot in 1960
Year Title Author Director
1958 Dangerous Corner John Boynton Priestley Raymond Rouleau
1968 Gugusse Marcel Achard Michel Roux
1988 Salome Oscar Wilde Francis Sourbié
Caviale e lenticchie Giulio Scarnicci & Renzo Tarabusi Jacques Rosny
1992 The Secretary Bird William Douglas-Home Pierre Mondy
Piège pour un homme seul Robert Thomas Robert Thomas
1994 Electra Jean Giraudoux Raymond Gérôme
Un homme pressé Bernard Chartreux Jean-Pierre Vincent
2000 Becket Jean Anouilh Didier Long

References[edit]

  • Demongeot, Mylène (September 2001). Tiroirs secrets. Paris: Le Pré aux Clercs. ISBN 2-84228-131-4. 
  1. ^ Profile, bfi.org.uk; accessed 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.admd.net/la-structure/le-comite-de-parrainage.html
  3. ^ 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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