Martine Carol

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Birthday
16, 1920
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 6, 1967 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1920
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 6, 1967 (46)

About

Remembered for her seductress roles in French films of the 1940s and '50s, Carol (born Marie-Louise Jeanne Nicolle Mourer) is perhaps most famous for starring in the 1955, Max Ophuls-directed feature Lola Montes.

Before Fame

After training at Rene Simon's Parisian drama school, she made her theatrical and film debuts in the early 1940s.

Trivia

Her personal life was marked by drug problems, an attempted suicide, and an incident in which she was briefly abducted by the infamous criminal Pierre Loutrel (also known as "Crazy Pete").

Family Life

Her first marriage -- to Lana Turner's ex-husband Joseph Stephen Crane -- lasted from 1948 until 1953. Her remaining three marriages -- to director Christian-Jaque, physician Andre Rouveix, and businessman Mike Eland -- were also brief.

Associated With

When Brigitte Bardot rose to fame in the last years of the 1950s, Carol's career began to fade.

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