Zouzou Zouzou
French actress-model
Zouzou Zouzou
Zouzou is a model, actress, singer and icon of the 1960s and early 1970s mostly known for her beauty and for her lead role in Éric Rohmer's Love in the Afternoon. Her career, however, was constantly hampered by her addiction to heroin and other drugs. The nickname "Zouzou" is due to her zézaiement (lisp) of the consonants 's','j' and 'z'.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 61
    In 2005, Zouzou appeared at the Sentier des Halles club in Paris.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    In 2003, her autobiography, Jusqu' à l' aube ("Until dawn"), co-written with Olivier Nicklaus, was published by Flammarion.
    More Details Hide Details At the beginning of 2004, a retrospective of Zouzou was organized by Centre Georges Pompidou.
  • 2002
    Age 58
    In 2002, she co-starred in the short film Signe d' hiver ("Sign of winter"), directed by Jean-Claude Moireau and also starring Marie Rousseau and Cyrille Thouvenin.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 41
    She returned to France in 1985 to take care of her mother.
    More Details Hide Details From the early 1970s she was addicted to a number of drugs, in particular heroin. This resulted in two short periods in Fleury-Mérogis prison, in 1992 and 1994.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 34
    She left then for Swinging London with Brian Jones, but left him and returned to Paris. However, her success after this eroded. In 1978 she left Paris for the Antilles where she remained for seven years.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 24
    The news magazine Paris Match baptised her "la twisteuse". She represented the liberated young woman, who was active during the protests of May 1968, as indeed Ciarlet was.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1943.
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