Carole Bouquet
Bouquet in 2013
Born (1957-08-18) 18 August 1957 (age 66)
Years active1977–present
(m. 1992; div. 1996)
Partner(s)Jean-Pierre Rassam
Gérard Depardieu
Children2, including Dimitri Rassam

Carole Bouquet (born 18 August 1957[1]) is a French actress who has appeared in more than 60 films since 1977. In 1990, she was awarded the César Award for Best Actress for her role in Too Beautiful for You.

Life and career

Bouquet was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine.[1] She made her film acting debut in Luis Buñuel's surrealist classic That Obscure Object of Desire (1977).[2] Bouquet portrayed the Bond girl Melina Havelock, opposite Roger Moore in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. She received a César Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Rive droite, rive gauche (1984), and won the César Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Beautiful For You (1989).[3]

In the 1980s, she was a model for French luxury fashion label Chanel, being the face of Chanel No. 5.[4][5][6] She was the face of Chanel No. 5 fragrance from 1986 to 1997.[7][8]

She was the companion of producer Jean-Pierre Rassam, with whom she had a son, Dimitri Rassam, also a producer.[9][10] In 1987, she gave birth to a son, Louis, with photographer Francis Giacobetti. She married immunologist Jacques Leibowitch in 1992; they divorced in 1996.[11]

In 1999, she was a jury member of the 4th Shanghai International Film Festival.[12]

She was a member of the main competition jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.[13]

On 21 May 2014, Bouquet formalized her relationship with Philippe Sereys de Rothschild on the red carpet of the 37th Festival de Cannes, of which she was one of the jury members.[14]

She has been running a winery, Maison Carole Bouquet, on the island of Pantelleria in the Strait of Sicily since 2005.[4]


Bouquet photographed in 1995 by the studio Harcourt
Year Title Role Notes
1977 La famille Cigale Béatrice Damien-Lacour TV miniseries
1977 That Obscure Object of Desire Conchita
1977 Les rebelles Nilca Telefilm
1979 The Persian Lamb Coat Valentine
1979 Buffet froid The young woman at the end
1979 L'Œil de la nuit Lena TV series
1980 Blank Generation Nada
1981 For Your Eyes Only Melina Havelock
1981 Day of the Idiots Carole
1982 Bingo Bongo Laura
1983 Dagger Eyes Mystère
1984 Le bon roi Dagobert Héméré
1984 Rive droite, rive gauche Babé Senanques Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1984 Nemo Rals-Akrai
1985 Spécial Police Isabelle Rodin
1986 Double Gentlemen Hélène
1986 The Malady of Love Eleonore
1987 Jenatsch Lucrezia von Planta
1989 New York Stories Princess Soroya Segment: "Life Without Zoé"
1989 Too Beautiful for You Florence Barthélémy César Award for Best Actress
1989 Bunker Palace Hôtel Clara
1991 Donne con le gonne Margherita
1993 Tango Female Guest
1994 A Business Affair Kate Swallow
1994 Dead Tired As herself
1997 Lucie Aubrac Lucie Aubrac
1997 The Red and the Black Louise de Rénal Telefilm
1998 In All Innocence Viviane Farnese
1999 The Bridge Mina
2000 Lulu Kreutz's Picnic Anna Ghirardi
2000 Bérénice Bérénice Telefilm
2001 Diamond Earrings Madame de Telefilm
2001 Wasabi Sofia
2002 Summer Things Lulu
2002 Blanche Anne of Austria
2002 Ruy Blas The Queen Telefilm
2003 Bienvenue chez les Rozes Béatrice
2004 Red Lights Hélène Dunan
2004 Bad Spelling Geneviève Massu
2004 Sex and the City Juliette TV series
2005 Northeast Hélène Stockholm Film Festival – Best Actress
2005 Housewarming Chantal Letellier
2005 Hell Marie
2006 Aurore The Queen
2006 Un ami parfait Anna
2007 Perfect Match... Hélène
2008 Behind the Walls Fil de fer's mother
2008 Trouble at Timpetill Madame Drohne
2009 L'Éloignement Denise Telefilm
2009 Je vais te manquer Julia
2010 Protéger et servir Aude Lettelier
2010 Libre échange Marthe
2010 Le mystère Chloé
2011 Impardonnables Judith
2012 Bad Girl Alice
2014 Rosemary's Baby Margaux Castevet TV miniseries
2014, 2016 Spin Élisabeth Marjorie TV series
2014 Do Not Disturb Nathalie Leproux
2017 La Mante Jeanne Deber/The Mantis Netflix Original Series
2018 Kiss & Tell Lucie
2019 On a Magical Night Irène Haffner
2020 Grand Hôtel Agnès Vasseur Television mini-series
2020 Boutchou Paula
2020 I Love You Coiffure Caroline Sonneville Telefilm
2021 In Therapy Esther TV series
2021 Fantasies Marie
2022 Ils s'aiment...enfin presque ! Delphine TV series


Year Production Location
1992 Old Times Théâtre Hébertot
2002 Phèdre Théâtre National de Nice & Théâtre Déjazet
2008 Berenice Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
2009 L'Éloignement Théâtre Édouard VII
2010 Lettres à Génica, folies d'amour Théâtre de l'Atelier
2014 Ashes to Ashes Théâtre de l'Œuvre & Théâtre des Célestins
2015 Home Théâtre de l'Œuvre

See also


  1. ^ a b "Carole Bouquet". Opéra national de Paris. Retrieved 24 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Carole Bouquet Keeps Blooming". Interview Magazine. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Award Winners & Nominees". Académie des César. Retrieved 24 March 2024.
  4. ^ a b Raguraman, Anjali (23 April 2017). "Former Bond girl Carole Bouquet now runs a winery on Pantelleria". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co.
  5. ^ Sheila Jeffreys, Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West, London/New York: Routledge, 2005; ISBN 978-0-415-35182-9, p. 65: "the French face of Chanel in the late 1990s".
  6. ^ Tilar J. Mazzeo, The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's most Famous Perfume, New York: Harper, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-179101-7, p. 199: "Carole Bouquet, the 'face' of Chanel No. 5 during the 1980s".
  7. ^ "CHANEL N°5 advertising film from 1986, "Monuments", by Ridley Scott, with Carole Bouquet". Inside CHANEL. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  8. ^ "1997 – Carole Bouquet, photographed by Dominique Issermann for CHANEL N°5 advertising campaign in 1997". Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  9. ^ Costanzo Costantini, Le regine del cinema, Rome: Gremese, 1997, ISBN 978-88-7742-138-8, p. 39 (in Italian): "Carole Bouquet vive ora con Jean-Pierre Rassam, il produttore siriano o libanese che le ha dato sei mesi fa un figlio, Dimitry [Carole Bouquet now lives with Jean-Pierre Rassam, the Lebanese or Syrian producer, who gave her a son, Dimitri, six months ago]."
  10. ^ Catherina Catsaros, Le grand livre des QCM de culture générale volume 2, Paris: l'Etudiant, 2008; ISBN 978-2-84624-604-0, p. 15 (in French): "Carole Bouquet dont le mari Jean-Pierre Rassam (décédé depuis) [Carole Bouquet, whose husband Jean-Pierre Rassam (since deceased)]".
  11. ^ "Bond girl Carole Bouquet on drugs, demons and her doomed affair". The Independent. 23 March 2008.
  12. ^ "Archive – Golden Goblet Award". Shanghai International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Cannes 2014 : Carole Bouquet membre du jury du Festival !". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Carole Bouquet en couple : Ce qu'elle admire chez Philippe Sereys de Rothschild". Purepeople (in French). 23 August 2018.