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 The future Capucine was born Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre on 6 January 1928 in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France.
1931 3 Years Old She often confused the issue of her birth by claiming that she was born in 1931 or 1933, and most sources indicate those years. … Read More


1949 21 Years Old In 1949, Capucine made her film debut in the French film Rendez-vous de juillet.
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.
1962 34 Years Old Over the next few years, Capucine made six more major motion pictures, including North to Alaska (1960), a comedy, as a prostitute who becomes the love interest of John Wayne, and Walk on the Wild Side (1962), in which she portrayed a redeemed hooker, before moving to Switzerland in 1962. … Read More


1981 53 Years Old After the affair ended, she and Holden remained friends until Holden's death in 1981.


1990 62 Years Old On 17 March 1990, Capucine jumped to her death 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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