Valérie Benguigui

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Valérie Benguigui
Valérie Benguigui Césars 2013 2 crop.jpg
Benguigui at the 2013 César Awards
Born Valérie Clotilde Benguigui
(1965-11-06)6 November 1965
Oran, Algeria
Died 2 September 2013(2013-09-02) (aged 47)
Paris, France
Cause of death Breast cancer
Resting place Montparnasse Cemetery
48°50′N 2°20′E / 48.84°N 2.33°E / 48.84; 2.33
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–2012
Known for What's in a Name? (Le Prénom)
Spouse(s) Eric Wapler (m. 1995-2013; her death)
Children 2
Awards César Award
2013 Best Supporting Actress
What's in a Name? (Le Prénom)

Valérie Benguigui (6 November 1965 – 2 September 2013) was a French actress and theater director.[1] Born in Oran, Algeria, she took acting courses at the Cours Florent and the National Chaillot Theatre School. Her first film role was in Francis Huster's On a volé Charlie Spencer (1986).

Her most successful television role was in the series Avocats et associés, in which she appeared from 2000 to 2005. She also produced and directed several plays at this time.[2] In 2012, she portrayed Élisabeth in the film What's in a Name? (Le Prénom), which earned her a César Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Molière Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Benguigui was married to actor and restaurant manager Eric Wapler, whom she met while studying at Cours Florent.[2] They had two children.

Death[edit]

Benguigui died from breast cancer, aged 47, on 2 September 2013 in Paris.[1] She battled the disease for three years.[5] Benguigui was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery.[6]

Theater[edit]

Year Title Author Director Notes
1992 La Princesse d'Élide Molière Jean-Luc Revol
1993 Le Plus Heureux des trois Eugène Labiche Jean-Luc Revol (2)
2005 Pour ceux qui restent Pascal Elbé Charles Berling
2007 The Memory of Water Shelagh Stephenson Bernard Murat
2010 What's in a Name? Matthieu Delaporte
Alexandre de la Patellière
Bernard Murat (2) Nominated - Molière Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Le Dindon Georges Feydeau Bernard Murat (3)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1986 On a volé Charlie Spencer! Francis Huster
1989 Palace Various Jean-Michel Ribes TV Series
1997 I Got a Woman The Actress Yvan Attal Short
La Vérité si je mens ! Élie Thomas Gilou
Le bonheur est un mensonge Patrick Dewolf TV Movie
Straight into the Wall The interpreter Pierre Richard
1999 Accidents Pascal Laëthier Short
Mes amis The camerawoman Michel Hazanavicius
My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters Martine Charlotte de Turckheim
The Journey to Paris Marc-Henri Dufresne
2000 Drug Scenes Isabelle Doval TV Series (1 Episode)
Jet Set The Baroness Fabien Onteniente
2001 Chaos Medecin Coline Serreau
A Hell of a Day Stéphanie Marion Vernoux
Gregoire Moulin vs. Humanity Madame Moulin Artus de Penguern
2001-05 Avocats & associés Nadia Botkine Several TV Series (48 Episodes)
2002 Ces jours heureux Madame Gabison Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano Short
2003 Laughter and Punishment Audrey Isabelle Doval (2)
2004 The Grand Role Viviane Steve Suissa
The Role of Her Life Hélène François Favrat
2005 Let's Be Friends Eva Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano (2)
Cavalcade Sexologist Steve Suissa (2)
2006 Hey Good Looking ! Alice Lisa Azuelos
Charlie Says Charlie's mother Nicole Garcia
2006-07 Kaamelott Prisca Alexandre Astier TV Series (5 Episodes)
2007 Pur week-end Véronique Alvaro Olivier Doran
I Hate My Best Friends' Kids Louise Anne Fassio
La vie d'artiste Solange Marc Fitoussi
Two Lives Plus One Valentine Idit Cebula
2008 Baby Blues France Laud Diane Bertrand
Drôle de Noël! Mélanie Nicolas Picard TV Movie
2009 Safari Magalie Olivier Baroux
La famille Wolberg Marianne Axelle Ropert
Jusqu'à toi Myriam Jennifer Devoldère
La sainte Victoire Michèle Dalembert François Favrat (2)
2010 Turk's Head Yelda Pascal Elbé
My Father's Guests Karine Paumelle Anne Le Ny
The Italian Hélène Olivier Baroux (2)
2011 Les Tuche Claudia Olivier Baroux (3)
2012 What's in a Name? Élisabeth Alexandre de La Patellière & Matthieu Delaporte César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 Fiston Sophie Pascal Bourdiaux

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b French actress Valerie Benguigui dies at 47 from cancer
  2. ^ a b "Valérie Benguigui: "C'est moi qui ai branché mon mari!"". purepeople.com (in French). 20 July 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (22 February 2013). "César Awards: ‘Amour’ Sweeps Major Categories, ‘Argo’ Named Best Foreign Film". Deadline.com. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "25ème Nuit des Molières". lesmolieres.com (in French). 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  5. ^ French film actress Valérie Benguigui dies aged 47
  6. ^ "Valerie Benguigui (1965 - 2013) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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