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Actress + Model
Born Jan 6, 1933

Capucine was a French actress and fashion model best known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther and What's New Pussycat? (1965). She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions between 1948 and 1990. Her death was a result of suicide.

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1928 Birth Capucine was born Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France on 6 January 1928. (She often confused the issue by saying she was born in 1931 or 1933, and most sources report these years, but there is documentary evidence for a 1928 year of birth.) She attended school in France and received a B.A. in foreign languages. … Read More


1949 21 Years Old In 1949, Capucine made her film debut in the French film Rendez-vous de Juillet. … Read More
1957 29 Years Old In 1957, film producer Charles K. Feldman spotted Capucine while she was modeling in New York City. … Read More


1958 30 Years Old 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. … Read More


1981 53 Years Old After it ended, she and Holden remained friends until Holden's death in 1981.Her close friend, actress Audrey Hepburn, talked her out of suicide a couple of times.


1990 62 Years Old 1 More Event
On 17 March 1990, Capucine jumped from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she had lived for 28 years, having reportedly suffered from illness and depression for some time.
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