Caroline Cellier, the Caesarized actress and wife of Jean Poiret, died on the night of December 16 at age 75.
Caroline Cellier. Credit: @ nicolas_poiret / Instagram.
Caroline Cellier, whose real name is Monique Cellier, died during the night as her son announced in an Instagram post: ” Today, we leave each other for a few minutes, but you will have been and you will remain eternally my strength, my giggles, my anguish, my derision, my bloodletting, my signet ring of injustices, my detector of hypocrisy, my moon , my Moune, my mother, my battle! », Writes Nicolas Poiret.
The screenwriter was born from Caroline Cellier’s relationship with actor Jean Poiret. The couple met in 1965 on the set of the movie The Client’s Head and remained together until the death of Jean Poiret in 1992. Caroline Cellier was born on August 07, 1945 and made her television and theater debut in the 1960s alongside Jacques Higelin.
Disappearance at the age of 75 of Caroline Cellier, an actress who played for Claude Lelouch, Claude Chabrol, Françoise Sagan, Henri Verneuil, Jean Poiret, Francis Girod or Alain Chabat. In 1985, she received the César for best actress in a supporting role for The Year of the Jellyfish. pic.twitter.com/0qhDMMMNw0
– Damien Leblanc (@damien_leblanc) December 16, 2020
Between cinema and theater
Since her first role in 1965, Caroline Cellier has shot for great directors like Henri Verneuil (Thousand billion dollars, 1981), Roger Vadim (Surprise Party, 1983), or Christopher Frank in Nobody woman (1983) and Year of the Jellyfish (1984) for which she obtained the César for best supporting role.
A decade later, in 1993, it was for the film Zebra by Jean Poiret that she was nominated in the category of best actress. This is the last film of the French comedian just before his death.
But Caroline Cellier has also shot a few films with the great Claude Chabrol and Claude Lelouch: Let the beast die (1969), Chicken In Vinegar (1984) produced by the first, or again Life, Love, Death (1969), Wedding (1974) and Men, women, instructions for use (1996) staged by the second.
The actress will also perform on the stage. In 1999 for example, she played in the play A tram named Désir by Tennessee Williams, for which she will be nominated for Molière. His last appearance at the cinema is in the film of Benoît Pétré Thelma, Louise and Chantal, in 2010.
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