Mylene Demongeot French actress with Russian roots
Mylene Demongeot French actress with Russian roots. Have you watched “Fantomas” and the “Three Musketeers”? So you remember Mylene Demongeot. Beautiful French actress Marie-Helene Demongeot was born on September 29, 1936 in Nice, in a family of Russian emigrant Klavdia (Claudia) Trubnikova and Italian Alfredo Demongeot. Since the age of 15 she worked as a model in the studio of designer Pierre Cardin. At age 17 Mylene Demongeot made her debut in films. Her partners were such movie stars as Jean Marais, Alain Delon, Yves Montand, Louis de Funes, Gerard Depardieu, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and many others.
The most famous of the 40 roles of Demongeot – Bride of journalist Fandor – Helen in the comedic trilogy of Fantômas as well – Milady de Winter in the movie “The Three Musketeers.”
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. In 2006 Mylene Demongeot was awarded the Order of Commander of Arts and Letters degree. Was nominated for the French equivalent “Oscar” – film award “Cesar” for the film “Orfevr Quay, 36,” where she played a female bandit. In 2008, at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival Mylene Demongeot presented film “Under the roofs of Paris.” Since 2009, the Honorary President of the International Short Film Festival “Kharkiv Lilac.”
Mylene Demongeot is the author of four books: “Kharkiv Lilac” (about mother), “Secrets of drawers” (autobiography), “Outrageously your” (the animals) and “The Trap” (about alcoholism). With her first husband, the photographer Henry Cost, Mylene Demongeot lived for 12 years. With her second husband director Marc Simenon (the eldest son of the famous writer Georges Simenon) – 35 years, until his death in 1999.