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Carole Bouquet (1957)

In 1977, the French acting student is chosen as the leading role in Luis Bunuel's Cet Obscur Objet du Désir before Bertrand Blier's comedy, Buffet Froid, in 1979, opposite Gerard Depardieu who would later become her romantic partner. In 1981, she is cast as For your Eyes Only’s James Bond Girl, opposite Roger Moore and meets with international stardom. Although Hollywood's doors are now open for the actress, Carole Bouquet prefers to privilege European films and stars in such films as Rive Droite, Rive Gauche, in 1984 and Trop Belle pour Toi, in 1989 which install her as one of France's major leading ladies. The same year, she appears in Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese's anthology New York Stories but, once again, returns to her beloved France where she delivers one of her most memorable roles in 1997, with Lucie Aubrac. While the actress has remained active with such films as Blanche, in 2002 and Bienvenue chez les Rozes, in 2004, she has turned herself towards further passions such as wine producing in her Sicilian house. A model of elegance and an alluring beauty remarked by Chanel during the 1980s, Carole Bouquet could have become one of those distant 'grande dame' of French cinema but instead, despite her refined manners and somehow snob elocution, has installed a certain proximity with the public by her mischievous humour, her appetite for all goods things in life and her past relationship with ultra-popular Gérard Depardieu. 

Tags / Carole Bouquet - French Actress - Cinematic Women - Muses - 1980s - Elegance - Beauty
Fernando Rey and Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Fernando Rey and Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet and Christopher Walken in D'une femme à l'autre directed by Charlotte Brandström, 1994
Carole Bouquet and Christopher Walken in D'une femme à l'autre directed by Charlotte Brandström, 1994
Jean-Louis Trintignant and Carole Bouquet in Bunker Palace Hôtel directed by Enki Bilal, 1989
Jean-Louis Trintignant and Carole Bouquet in Bunker Palace Hôtel directed by Enki Bilal, 1989
Carole Bouquet in D'une femme à l'autre directed by Charlotte Brandström, 1994
Carole Bouquet in D'une femme à l'autre directed by Charlotte Brandström, 1994
Carole Bouquet by Patrick Demarchelier for Chanel N°5, 1993
Carole Bouquet by Patrick Demarchelier for Chanel N°5, 1993
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet and Michel Blanc in Embrassez qui vous voudrez directed by Michel Blanc, 2002
Carole Bouquet and Michel Blanc in Embrassez qui vous voudrez directed by Michel Blanc, 2002
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet in Der Tag der Idioten (Day of the Idiots) directed by Werner Schroeter, 1982
Carole Bouquet in Der Tag der Idioten (Day of the Idiots) directed by Werner Schroeter, 1982
Carole Bouquet and Fernando Rey in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet and Fernando Rey in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet and Gérard Lanvin in En plein cœur directed by Pierre Jolivet, 1998
Carole Bouquet and Gérard Lanvin in En plein cœur directed by Pierre Jolivet, 1998
Carole Bouquet in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet by  Manuel Lagos for Paris Match, 2014
Carole Bouquet by Manuel Lagos for Paris Match, 2014
Carole Bouquet in Bunker Palace Hôtel directed by Enki Bilal, 1989
Carole Bouquet in Bunker Palace Hôtel directed by Enki Bilal, 1989
Pierre Arditi and Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Pierre Arditi and Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet, André Wilms in Bienvenue chez les Rozes directed by Francis Palluau, 2003
Carole Bouquet, André Wilms in Bienvenue chez les Rozes directed by Francis Palluau, 2003
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet and Marc Lavoine in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Carole Bouquet and Marc Lavoine in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet by Trent McGinn for L'Officiel, 2012
Carole Bouquet, Jean-Pierre Darroussin in Feux rouges directed by Cédric Kahn, 2004
Carole Bouquet, Jean-Pierre Darroussin in Feux rouges directed by Cédric Kahn, 2004
Carole Bouquet at The Cannes Film Festival, 1982
Carole Bouquet at The Cannes Film Festival, 1982
Carole Bouquet in Les hauts murs directed by Christian Faure, 2008
Carole Bouquet in Les hauts murs directed by Christian Faure, 2008
Carole Bouquet in Impardonnables directed by André Téchiné, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Impardonnables directed by André Téchiné, 2009
Carole Bouquet and Josiane Balasko in  Trop belle pour toi directed by Bertrand Blier, 1989
Carole Bouquet and Josiane Balasko in Trop belle pour toi directed by Bertrand Blier, 1989
Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Carole Bouquet by the Studio Harcourt, 1990s
Carole Bouquet by the Studio Harcourt, 1990s
Carole Bouquet and Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet and Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Michel Blanc and Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Michel Blanc and Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Carole Bouquet by Peter Beard, 1975
Carole Bouquet by Peter Beard, 1975
Carole Bouquet for Chanel N°5, 1992
Carole Bouquet for Chanel N°5, 1992
Zoe Saldana and Carole Bouquet on the set of Rosemary's Baby directed by Agnieszka Holland, 2014
Zoe Saldana and Carole Bouquet on the set of Rosemary's Baby directed by Agnieszka Holland, 2014
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet by Elliott Erwitt, 1993
Carole Bouquet in Impardonnables directed by André Téchiné, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Impardonnables directed by André Téchiné, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Nemo directed by Arnaud Sélignac, 1984
Carole Bouquet in Nemo directed by Arnaud Sélignac, 1984
Carole Bouquet and Serge Gisquière in Libre Echange directed by Serge Gisquière, 2010
Carole Bouquet and Serge Gisquière in Libre Echange directed by Serge Gisquière, 2010
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet by Felix Lammers for Madame Figaro, 2015
Carole Bouquet and Jean-Luc Couchard in Protéger et servir directed by Éric Lavaine, 2010
Carole Bouquet and Jean-Luc Couchard in Protéger et servir directed by Éric Lavaine, 2010
Carole Bouquet and Damien Jouillerot in Les Fautes d'orthographe directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, 2004
Carole Bouquet and Damien Jouillerot in Les Fautes d'orthographe directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, 2004
Michel Blanc and Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Michel Blanc and Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Carole Bouquet and Daniel Auteuil in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet and Daniel Auteuil in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Christian Clavier and Carole Bouquet in Une heure de tranquillité directed by Patrice Leconte, 2014
Christian Clavier and Carole Bouquet in Une heure de tranquillité directed by Patrice Leconte, 2014
Carole Bouquet for Chanel N°5, 1996
Carole Bouquet for Chanel N°5, 1996
Carole Bouquet in Les Fautes d'orthographe directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, 2004
Carole Bouquet in Les Fautes d'orthographe directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, 2004
Carole Bouquet and Fernando Rey in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet and Fernando Rey in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet and Daniel Auteuil in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet and Daniel Auteuil in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet in Mauvaise Fille directed by Patrick Mille, 2012
Carole Bouquet in Mauvaise Fille directed by Patrick Mille, 2012
Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Carole Bouquet in Grosse fatigue directed by Michel Blanc, 1994
Carole Bouquet in Les enfants de Timpelbach directed by Nicolas Bary, 2008
Carole Bouquet in Les enfants de Timpelbach directed by Nicolas Bary, 2008
Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Gérard Depardieu and Carole Bouquet in  Trop belle pour toi directed by Bertrand Blier, 1989
Gérard Depardieu and Carole Bouquet in Trop belle pour toi directed by Bertrand Blier, 1989
Jean-Luc Couchard and Carole Bouquet in Protéger et servir directed by Éric Lavaine, 2010
Jean-Luc Couchard and Carole Bouquet in Protéger et servir directed by Éric Lavaine, 2010
Carole Bouquet by Dominique Issermann for N°5, 1997
Carole Bouquet by Dominique Issermann for N°5, 1997
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Carole Bouquet and Francis Palluau in Bienvenue chez les Rozes directed by Francis Palluau, 2003
Carole Bouquet and Francis Palluau in Bienvenue chez les Rozes directed by Francis Palluau, 2003
Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Je vais te manquer directed by Amanda Sthers, 2009
Carole Bouquet in Libre Echange directed by Serge Gisquière, 2010
Carole Bouquet in Libre Echange directed by Serge Gisquière, 2010
Carole Bouquet in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Carole Bouquet in Lucie Aubrac directed by Claude Berri, 1997
Fernando Rey and Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Fernando Rey and Carole Bouquet in Cet obscur objet du désir directed by Luis Buñuel, 1977
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only directed by John Glen, 1981
Florence Foresti and Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Florence Foresti and Carole Bouquet in Si c'était lui... directed by Anne-Marie Etienne, 2007
Carole Bouquet for Interview Magazine, 1978
Carole Bouquet for Interview Magazine, 1978