Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy 75th Birthday Mylène Demongeot

Marie-Hélène Demongeot was born in Nice, France on September 29, 1935. She's appeared in over 70 films since 1953. Mylène gained fame for her performance in “The Crucible” (1957) and was nominated for a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer. She went on to appear in such films as “Vengeance of the Three Musketeers” (1961), “Fantômas” (1964). She was nominated for a César Award for Best Supporting Actress in “36 Quai des Orfèvres” in 2004 and again in 2006 for “La Californie”. Demongeot appeared in the Euro-western “The Singer Not the Song” in 1961 and the TV series “The Adventures of Smoke Bellew” in 1995. Mylène was married to director Marc Simenon [1939-1999] from 1968 until his death. Together they formed Kangarou Film Productions. Today we celebrate Mylène Demongeot's 75th birthday.


  1. That's Marc Simenon, not Simeon (he was the son of writer Georges Simenon, of Maigret fame).
    According to Mylène Demongeot's memoirs re "The Singer not the Song", John Mills was a last-minute replacement for Charlton Heston.

  2. Thanks for pointing out the typo. Correction made. Heston sounds like a better choice for the role of the priest but Mills did a nice job with the character.

  3. How about a birthday note for the incomparable BB in Shalango? Shalako? or some such name, starring with Sean Connery