from the trailer for Action of the Tiger (1957)
Marie-Louise Jeanne Nicolle Mourer
16 May 1920
|Died||6 February 1967 46) (aged|
Monte Carlo, Monaco
|Other names||Marise Arley, Martine Carole, Marie-Louise Maurer|
(m. 1948;div. 1953)
(m. 1954;div. 1959)
(m. 1959;div. 1962)
Martine Carol (16 May 1920 – 6 February 1967) was a French film actress.
Born Maryse Mourer(or Marie-Louise Jeanne Nicolle Mourer) in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, (France), she studied acting under René Simon (1898–1966), making her stage début in 1940 and her first motion picture in 1943. One of the more beautiful women in film, she frequently was cast as an elegant blonde seductress. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was the leading sex symbol and a top box-office draw of French cinema, and she was considered a French version of America's Marilyn Monroe. One of her more famous roles was as the title character in Lola Montès (1955), directed by Max Ophüls, in a role that required dark hair. However, by the late 1950s, roles for Carol had become fewer, partly because of the introduction of Brigitte Bardot.
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Despite her fame and fortune, Martine Carol's personal life was filled with turmoil that included a suicide attempt, drug abuse, and four marriages. She also was kidnapped by gangster Pierre Loutrel (also known as Pierrot le Fou or Crazy Pete), albeit briefly and received roses the next day as an apology.
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She died unexpectedly of a heart attack in a hotel room in Monte Carlo at the age of 46 while shooting the film Hell Is Empty (1967).
Hell is Empty is a 1967 British film. It began filming in 1965 under the direction of Bernard Knowles. Filming was suspended and later resumed by John Ainsworth after Martine Carol's death. It also starred Anthony Steel, Shirley Ann Field and James Robertson Justice. On the run from the police, thieves stumble upon an abandoned mansion on a deserted island.
Martine Carol was married four times, to:
She initially was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, but her grave was violated (some media reported that she had been interred with her jewels). Martine Carol then was buried in the Grand Jas Cemetery of Cannes (square n°3).
Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world.
|1949||The Lovers Of Verona||Bettina Verdi||André Cayatte|
|1950||I Like Only You||Irène||Pierre Montazel|
|1950||Beware of Blondes||Olga Schneider||André Hunebelle|
|Beauties of the Night||Edmee||René Clair|
|1953||Lucrèce Borgia||Lucrèce Borgia||Christian-Jacque|
|Boum sur Paris||Herself||Maurice de Canonge|
|1954||Destinées (episode "Lysistrata")||Lysistrata||Christian-Jacque|
|La Spiaggia||Anna Maria||Alberto Lattuada|
|Madame du Barry||Madame du Barry||Christian-Jacque|
|Les Carnets du Major Thompson||Martine||Preston Sturges|
|Lola Montès||Lola Montès||Max Ophüls|
|1956||Around the World in 80 Days||cameo appearance||Michael Anderson|
|1957||Action of the Tiger||Tracy||Terence Young|
|1958||The Stowaway||Colette||Lee Robinson and Ralph Habib|
|1959||Ten Seconds to Hell||Margot Hofer||Robert Aldrich|
|Austerlitz||Joséphine de Beauharnais||Abel Gance|
|1961||Vanina Vanini||Contessa Vitelleschi||Roberto Rossellini|
|1962||I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra||Nadine Leblanc||Vittorio Sala|
|Operation Gold Ingot||Kathy||Georges Lautner|
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