Carol, Martine (1922–1967)

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Carol, Martine (1922–1967)

French actress. Name variations: Maryse Arley. Born Maryse Mourer (also seen as Marie Louise Mourer), May 16, 1922, in Biarritz, France; died Feb 6, 1967, in Monte Carlo; m. Steve Crane, 1949 (div. 1954); m. Christian-Jacque (journalist), 1954 (div. 1959); m. André Rouveix, 1959 (div. 1961); m. Mike Eland (British businessman).

Began career on French stage as Maryse Arley; made film debut (1943); attempted suicide by throwing herself off a bridge into the Seine (April 1947); had 1st starring role (1948), in Les Amants de Vérone; was France's leading box-office draw and postwar sex symbol (early 1950s); appeared in such notable films as Richard Pottier's Caroline Chérie (1951), René Clair's Les Belles de Nuit (1952), and Max Ophüls's Lola Montès (1955); also appeared in Adorable Créatures (1952), Lucrèce Borgia (1953), Madame Du Barry (1954), and Nana (1955); shot last film, Vanina Vanini, in Italy (1961).

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