Friday, December 18, 2015

#46 Mylene Demongeot

Mylene Demongeot started out as a standard-issue French sex kitten, but moved to more serious roles later in her career. She’s actually been working for over 60 years, and has accumulated over 100 credits. Don’t worry, though – those credits do indeed include plenty of sword and sandal epics, Three Musketeer romances (a uniquely French kind of B movie), some Fantomas flicks (ditto), and other embarrassments.

Real Name:  Marie-Helene Demongeot

Embarrassing Movies
  • The Giant of Marathon 
  • Vengeance of the Three Musketeers
  • Romulus and the Sabines
  • Beach Casanova
  • Big Man – The False Etruscan

Embarrassing Taglines
  • The strange and terrible combat of two men in a strange and terrible Mexican town
  • The moral bankruptcy of desperate youth brought stunningly, shockingly to the screen...
  • Startling! Shocking! Rips the Veil of Secrecy From Love's Most Shameful Sin!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Fanfan
  • Zizi
  • Zina von Raunacher
  • Wife in House 3

Interesting Tidbits
  • Was born cross-eyed
  • Her mother was Russian, her father was born in Italy, and the two met in Shanghai
  • Modeled for Pierre Cardin
  • Was nominated for two Cesars (the French equivalent of the Oscars)
  • Was made a Commander of the French Order of Arts & Letters

Where can I learn more?
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Cliff, delicious post! And great idea this blog. I've added it to my 'Stars in the blogosphere' list at European Film Star Postcards. Paul