Mylène Demongeot: “Basically, I have always navigated between lightness and passion”

Mylène Demongeot with Claude Brasseur on the occasion of the release of Campsite 2, in 2010. Genin Nicolas/ABACA

INTERVIEW – The actress of Ghosts,The three Musketeers and Camping died Thursday at the age of 87. A look back at memories with the readers of Figaro.

Ghosts, Camping… The image of Mylène Demongeot will always be associated with comedies dear to the hearts of the French public. The career of the French actress is not limited to these two films. The restoration of Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s play, The Witches of Salem recalls that the ex-rival (and friend) of Brigitte Bardot led a remarkable career.

On the occasion, of her return to the stage there in 2017, Mylène Demongeot had confided to the Figaro a few anecdotes about his career, dotted with eclipses and moments of glory: from Be beautiful and stop talking of Yves Allégret, alongside Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon, still beginners, to Camping from Onteniente through The three Musketeers of Borderie.

LE FIGARO. – The Witches of Salemby Raymond Rouleau, released in 1957, was about obscurantism. Has it marked your career?

Mylene DEMONGEOT. – Now with hindsight, I can answer yes. But back then, I mostly played a young…

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