who was the French actress Capucine?
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Capucine (6 January 1931 – 17 March 1990) was a French actress and fashion model best known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What's New Pussycat? (1965). She appeared in 35 films between 1949 and 1989.
She attended school in France and received a B.A. in foreign languages. At 17, while riding in a carriage in Paris, a commercial photographer noticed her. She quickly became a successful fashion model, working for fashion houses Givenchy and Christian Dior. She also adopted a new moniker, "Capucine" (French for nasturtium). During this time, Capucine met future actress Audrey Hepburn. Both were modeling in Paris, and the two would remain friends for the rest of Capucine's life.
In 1949, Capucine made her film debut in the French film Rendez-vous de Juillet. On the set of Rendez-vous, she met Pierre Trabaud; the two married the following year. The marriage lasted only six months, and Capucine would never marry again. In 1957, film producer Charles K. Feldman spotted Capucine while she was modeling in New York City. Feldman brought her to Hollywood to learn English and study acting under Gregory Ratoff. She was signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1958 and landed her first English-speaking role in the film Song Without End (1960) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. For the next few years, Capucine would go on to make six more major motion pictures including North to Alaska (1960) and Walk on the Wild Side (1962), before moving to Switzerland in 1962. She continued making films in Europe until her death.
Capucine met actor William Holden in the mid-1960s. Both starred in the films The Lion (1962) and The 7th Dawn (1964). Despite the fact that Holden was married to actress Brenda Marshall, the two began a two-year affair. After it ended, she and Holden remained friends until Holden's death in 1981.
On 17 March 1990, at the age of 59, Capucine committed suicide by jumping from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne, Switzerland ♥Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capucine
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