Common ex, marriage through a bet and other love stories of twentieth-century French actresses. Photo
French actresses of the twentieth century often starred in films that raised social, political and cultural issues. These included the over-sexualisation of the image of women, gender equality, racial discrimination, political corruption and dictatorship, etc. Their participation in these major projects has helped to strengthen the position of French cinema on the world stage and stimulated discussions about changes in society, making these works an integral part of cultural evolution.
With their charm and interesting roles, these stars have captured the hearts and minds of millions of viewers around the world. But did they manage to become happy in their personal lives at the same time? Read the article in OBOZREVATEL.
French film actress Michelle Mercier, who played the lead role in the film Angelique, Marquise of Angels, has repeatedly tried to build a happy relationship. For six years she was married to Andre Smaggi, an assistant director. Unfortunately, her husband abused alcohol. They had to divorce.
Michelle's second marriage, to race car driver Claude Bourillot, was also unsuccessful (it lasted 8 years). The actress's chosen one often scandalised her because he was jealous, and he repeatedly cheated on his wife. Once he disappeared with all her jewellery and money. After that, Mercier had a number of affairs, but they were all short-lived and only disappointed the film star. In an interview, she admitted: "I try not to let anyone get close to me. There have been too many betrayals and failures in my life. It's better to be alone than to be with anyone."
The French film actress, fashion model and singer Brigitte Bardot had a lot of romances, which, as it turned out, were taken seriously only by her, and she married four times. Her first choice was the director Roger Vadim, who was Orthodox but converted to Catholicism for the sake of his beloved. The couple lived in an apartment given to them by Bardot's parents. Roger helped his wife break into the world of cinema. After 5 years of marriage, the couple annulled their marriage. According to the actress, "everyday life broke this love".
Afterwards, Brigitte had several unsuccessful romances, and soon got married to a young actor Jacques Charrier. He became the father of her only son Nicolas, whom Bardot gave up for upbringing to Jacques' family after the official divorce. The star did this because, according to her, she never wanted to be a mother, as she believed that she was not capable of taking care of even herself.
The prolonged harassment by the paparazzi and constant interference in her private life became a heavy burden for Brigitte. She was depressed and did not build any romantic relationships. But a few years later, a millionaire photographer, Gunther Zachs, won her heart. The couple got engaged, but this marriage did not last long either. The reason was the difference in their personalities: she loved a quiet, measured life, and he loved parties with friends and travelling. Bardot also heard rumours that Zakhs had married her because of a bet. The relationship was ended by mutual adultery.
Bardot's fourth husband is a politician Bernard d'Ormal. Their marriage has lasted since 1992 to this day. It seems that the artist was able to find "the one" with whom she built a harmonious relationship.
The first love of French actress, singer and model Catherine Deneuve was the ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot. The 17-year-old started an affair with the director and screenwriter Roger Vadim. They started living together, and soon became parents of a son, Christian. The man made a marriage proposal, but the actress turned him down. Shortly after the breakup, Deneuve said "Yes!" to photographer David Bailey, but this marriage lasted less than a year. The couple officially annulled it 7 years after registration.
Deneuve also had a romantic relationship with the actor Marcello Mastroianni, with whom she gave birth to a daughter. It is not known why they broke up. Later, the beauty dated director Hugh Johnson and Canal+ owner Pierre Lescure, but all these romances were short-lived. Catherine firmly decided that she was more comfortable being alone.
At the age of 19, French actress and film director Sophie Marceau got married to Polish director Andrzej Żuławski, who was 26 years older than her. Her lover became the father of her son Vincent. Six years after the baby's birth, the film star divorced because she fell in love with producer Jim Lemley. She gave birth to a daughter Juliette from him. Despite her expectations, Sophie was not happy in her new relationship. As a result, she decided to leave Jim as well.
The third choice of the Frenchwoman was the actor Christopher Lambert, but after 7 years, the couple announced their "friendly breakup".
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the stars who proposed to their loved ones.