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Capucine

Capucine (January 6, 1931 - March 17, 1990) was a European actress.

Born Germaine Lefebvre in Toulon, at the age of 17 she became a fashion model, adopting the name Capucine (which is a type of nasturtium), and eventually working for Givenchy in Paris. She made her film debut at age 18 in Rendez-vous de juillet, and was briefly married to French actor Pierre Trabaud. After making several movies for Hollywood, of declining quality, and after ending her relationship with William Holden, she moved to Europe where she made films in several languages, including French and Italian. She also had a close friendship with Dirk Bogarde who, despite his own sexual ambivalence, seriously considered marrying her. She struggled throughout her life with manic-depression, and committed suicide in Lausanne by jumping from her apartment window.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Capucine Facts

Birth NameGermaine Lefebvre
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1931
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceToulon, France
Date of deathMarch 17, 1990 (age 59)
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Capucine compared to you?

Selected Filmography

North To Alaska
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Collection
Curse of the Pink Panther
The Con Artists
True Stories
John Wayne: The Fox Westerns Collection
Fellini Satyricon
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