Monday, February 22, 2010
Happy 60th Birthday Miou Miou
Born Sylvette Héry on February 22, 1950 in Paris, France she took her stage name from the sound of a cat Miou Miou. She was raised in Paris by her mother and then took up acting, making her screen debut in 1971's “La vie sentimentale de Georges Le Teur” and “La Cavale” both in 1971. Her performances showed both innocence and strength. Her stardom came in 1974's “Les Valseuses” and she began receiving offers for leads in comedy films and dramas. In 1979 she received a Cesar Award for her performance in “La dérobade” (Memoirs of a French Whore). Her film career is still going even after her appearance in a Eurowestern “The Genius” (1976) with Terence Hill. She is the mother of actress Jeann Héry. Today we celebrate Miou Miou's 60th birthday.