Mylene Demongeot, 87, died Thursday in a Paris hospital after a career spanning 70 years in French and British cinema. There was no mention of a cause of death. In France, Demongeot was best known for comedies, including two trilogies released half a century apart, the Fantomas films in the 1960s. She was also noted for her roles in Otto Preminger’s Bonjour Tristesse in 1958 and as Milady de Winter in the 1961 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. One of her career highlights was getting nominated for a BAFTA for best newcomer. Mylene Demongeot, a prominent Hollywood actress, nominated for a BAFTA Award for “The Witches of Salem” in 1957, died on December 1.
French Actress Mylene Demongeot Died:
Mylene Demongeot, an 87-year-old French actress who acted in numerous British films and ruled the box office from the 1950s to the present, died on Thursday. Mylène Demongeot, a prominent French actress, died Thursday at 87, following a 70-year career and as many films as her press secretary said AFP. Mylene Demongeot, who worked to protect the environment and animals, died “early afternoon” in a Paris hospital, according to her. She played Milady de Winter in the 1961 remake of “The Three Musketeers” and performed alongside David Niven in Otto Preminger’s 1958 film “Bonjour Tristesse” during her 70-year career.
Mylene Demongeot’s Health Issues:
Mylene Demongeot is no longer alive. According to Midi Libre, the actress passed away at 87. She reported the recurrence of her peritoneal cancer in October. Mylene Demongeot discusses her cancer: Mylene Demongeot shaved her head in preparation for chemotherapy-related hair loss. She was disappointed, however, if she anticipated that this dramatic action would at least have the benefit of standardising her hair. She elaborates, “Today, I have a whole collection of blondes, reds, pinks… They are fantastic. Possibly obsessed with maintaining control over her looks, which serves as her professional tool, the cult actress of Fantômas is complicated by her weight gain, which she has yet to regain control of.
Film Career of Mylene Demongeot:
A successful film career Mylène Demongeot grew up in Nice before relocating to Paris with her family when she was 13 years old. She was a piano student who became interested in cinema in 1953. She also modelled for photographer Henry Coste. At age 21, she was scouted for the role of Abigail in the film Les Sorcières de Salem by director Raymond Rouleau. She married Henry Coste in 1958 and divorced him in 1968. Mylène Demongeot chose foreign cinema over Brigitte Bardot due of their similarity. She would become notably well-known in Italy with The Battle of Marathon and The Boys of Bolignini in 1959.