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Also Known As: Germaine Lefebvre Died: March 17, 1990
Born: January 6, 1933 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: France Profession: actor, model

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Former top fashion model for Parisian haute couture houses who came to Hollywood in the late 1950s, studied acting and made her Hollywood screen debut as a Russian princess in "Song Without End" (1960). Capucine's patrician beauty leant an aloof elegance to such Hollywood films as "A Walk on the Wild Side" (1962), "The Pink Panther" (1964), in which she played Inspector Clouseau's treacherous wife, and "What's New Pussycat?" (1965) and later helped to make her an international star in films by Federico Fellini, Joseph Mankiewicz and Francois Truffaut. She committed suicide in 1990.

Former top fashion model for Parisian haute couture houses who came to Hollywood in the late 1950s, studied acting and made her Hollywood screen debut as a Russian princess in "Song Without End" (1960). Capucine's patrician beauty leant an aloof elegance to such Hollywood films as "A Walk on the Wild Side" (1962), "The Pink Panther" (1964), in which she played Inspector Clouseau's treacherous wife, and "What's New Pussycat?" (1965) and later helped to make her an international star in films by Federico Fellini, Joseph Mankiewicz and Francois Truffaut. She committed suicide in 1990.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Blue Blood (1989)
2.
 Foto di Gioia, Le (1987) Flora
3.
 I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni (1987) Massimiliano Caracciolo'S Mother
4.
 De l'enfer a la Victoire (1984) Mrs Levine
5.
 Balles Perdues (1983) Madam Teufminn
6.
 Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Lady Litton
7.
 Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) Lady Litton
8.
 Jaguar Lives! (1979) Zina Vanacore
9.
 Arabian Adventure (1979) Vahishta
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1949:
Film debut at 16 in a bit part in Jacques Becker's "Les Rendez-Vous De Juillet"; also appeared in Marcel Achard's "La Valse de Paris" (1950)
:
Worked as model in Paris for haute couture houses such as Dior and Givenchy
:
Moved to Hollywood; signed contract with producer Charles K. Feldman and learned English in the late 1950s
1960:
First US film, "Song Without End"
1981:
Bequeathed $50,000 in William Holden's will
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