Carole Bouquet Biography (1957-)

French / studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris before making her film debut in Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire. In a role shared with Ángela Molina, she played Conchita, the title character who so intrigues leading man Fernando Rey. The next year she appeared in Bertrand Blier’s black comedy Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts), starring Gérard Depardieu. Mostly acting in her native France, North American audiences may remember her as Bond Girl Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only. In 1990, she won a César for Best Actress as the scorned wife in Blier’s Trop Belle Pour Toi (Too Beautiful for You). Throughout the ’90s, she was a spokesmodel for Chanel No. 5 perfume and appeared in numerous French films, including Michel Blanc’s Grosse Fatigue (Dead Tired) as a parody of herself. After 2000, she starred in some memorable French comedies, including Wasabi with Jean Reno and Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez with Charlotte Rampling.

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