Demongeot, Mylène

(1936- )
   Actress and producer. Mylène Demongeot was born Marie-Hélène Demongeot in Nice. She studied acting under René Simon and Marie Ventura, and later became a model. She made her screen debut at the age of sixteen in Léonide Moguy's Les Enfants de l'amour (1953), and subsequently appeared in Marc Allégret's Futures vedettes (1955). She was initially viewed as a sex symbol, and her role in Allégret's Sois belle et tais-toi (1958) was therefore rather interesting from a feminist standpoint.
   Demongeot's breakthrough performance was in Raymond Rouleau's 1957 film Les Sorcières de Salem, in which she played Abigail Williams. Some of her other memorable early roles were in Otto Preminger's Bonjour, tristesse (1958), Michel Boisrond's Faibles femmes (1959), Bernard Borderie's Les Trois mousquetaires: La vengeance de Milady (1961) and Les Trois mousquetaires: Les ferrets de la reine (1961), Michel Deville's L'Appartement des filles (1963) and A cause, à cause d'une femme (1963), and Jean Becker's Tendre Voyou (1966). She played alongside Jean Marais in André Hunébelle's remake of Louis Feuillade's Fantômas (1964), and in the sequels Fantômas se déchaine (1965) and Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1966).
   Demongeot also ventured into British cinema with parts in Val Guest's It's a Wonderful World(1956), Ralph Thomas's Upstairs and Downstairs (1959), and Roy Ward Baker's The Singer Not the Song (1961), and into Italian cinema with roles in Mauro Bolognini's La Notte brava (1959) and Dino Risi's Un Amore a Roma (1960). In 1974 Demongeot acted in her husband Marc Simenon's film Par le sang des autres. She later appeared in his Signé Furax (1981). With Simenon, she leads the production company Kangourou Films. She has continued her film career into the twenty-first century and was nominated for a César for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Olivier Marchal's 36 Quai des orfèvres in 2005. She also played in Bertrand Blier's Tenue de soirée (1986), Liliane de Kermadec's La Piste du télégraphe (1994), Stéphanie Murat's Victoire (2000), and Fabien Onteniente's Camping (2006).
   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema by Dayna Oscherwitz & Mary Ellen Higgins

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Demongeot, Mylène — (1936 )    Actress and producer. Mylène Demongeot was born Marie Hélène Demongeot in Nice. She studied acting under René Simon and Marie Ventura, and later became a model. She made her screen debut at the age of sixteen in Léonide Moguy s Les… …   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

  • Mylene Demongeot — Mylène Demongeot Pour les articles homonymes, voir Demongeot. Mylène Demongeot …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mylène Demongeot — Demongeot at the César Award during the 1990s Born Marie Hélène Demongeot 29 September 1935 (1935 09 29) (age 76) Nice, France …   Wikipedia

  • Mylène Demongeot — (* 29. September 1935 in Nizza; eigentlich Marie Hélène Demongeot) ist eine französische Schauspielerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mylene (prenom) — Mylène (prénom) Étymologie Le prénom Mylène vient de la combinaison de Marie et de Hélène. Marie signifie celle qui élève (hébreu) et Hélène, éclat du soleil (grec). Fêtée le 19 août. Célébrités portant le prénom de Mylène Mylène Farmer Mylène… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mylène Demongeot — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Demongeot. Mylène Demongeot …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mylène (prénom) — Étymologie Contraction de Marie et d Hélène. Marie vient de l hébreu « mar yâm », signifie: « celle qui élève ». Hélène vient du grec « helê », signifie: « éclat du soleil ». Se fête le 15 ou le 18 août.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mylene — or Mylène is a given name, a contraction of Marie Helène, which may refer to: Mylène Farmer, a French singer songwriter Mylène Jampanoï, a French actress, born in 1980 Mylène Demongeot, a French actress, born in 1936 Mylène Lamoureux, a Canadian… …   Wikipedia

  • Mylene — Mylène Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Mylène est un prénom féminin ; Il est le prénom de femmes célèbres (par ordre alphabétique) : Mylène Demongeot (née en 1935), actrice… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Demongeot — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Catherine Demongeot (* 1948), französische Schauspielerin Isabelle Demongeot (* 1966), französische Tennisspielerin Mylène Demongeot (* 1935), französische Schauspielerin Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.