Louise Leveque de Vilmorin

Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a French woman of letters: novelist, poet, journalist.

Scion of a great French seed company fortune and afflicted with a slight limp that became a personal trademark, Vilmorin was best known as a writer of delicate but mordant tales, often set in aristocratic and/or artistic milieus. Her most famous novel was "Madame de", published in 1951, which was made into a celebrated film in 1953 starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and directed by Vittorio de Sica. Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités."

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents.

Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. They married in 1938 and soon divorced.

For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She ended her life as the companion of André Malraux.


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She ended her life as the companion of André Malraux. In 2004 she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the film 21 Grams. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The quality and size of Watts' roles improved after Mulholland Dr., and she starred in the highly successful US remake of The Ring, a Japanese horror movie. For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. In 2001, Watts appeared in David Lynch's Mulholland Dr., a performance which won high praise but failed to gain her an Academy Award nomination. They married in 1938 and soon divorced. Her first big break came with the 1995 movie Tank Girl with the part of Jet Girl.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. She first appeared in television commercials and then the drama series Home and Away in 1988 in the role of Julie Gibson. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena. She only returned to acting when a casual invitation from a colleague to participate in a small play rekindled her passion for the scenic arts and prompted her to quit her job and dedicate herself completely to making it as an actress. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. Upon returning to Australia, Watts went to work for a local department store and from there she went to work as assistant fashion editor with an Australian fashion magazine. Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt. In 1986 she took a break from acting and went to Japan to work as a model, but the experience was fruitless, and Watts describes it as one of the worst periods of her life, which lasted for about four months.

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents. In Sydney, she attended several acting schools (and in the very first lesson in the first school, she met Nicole Kidman, with whom she shared a taxi home from class). Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités.". Her father was a sound engineer with Pink Floyd and her mother is described by Watts as a hippie "with passive-aggressive tendencies" who used to threat to send her and her brother to foster care in order to convince her grandparents to take care of the family, since her mother had no money after her father's passing. Her most famous novel was "Madame de", published in 1951, which was made into a celebrated film in 1953 starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and directed by Vittorio de Sica. Her grandmother, Nikki, was Australian, which made it easier to obtain the documentation necessary, since Naomi and her family were entitled to Australian citizenship. Scion of a great French seed company fortune and afflicted with a slight limp that became a personal trademark, Vilmorin was best known as a writer of delicate but mordant tales, often set in aristocratic and/or artistic milieus. Then, during a trip to Australia, her mother became convinced that there was "the land of opportunities" and moved the family to Sydney in 1982.

Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a French woman of letters: novelist, poet, journalist. She lived there until she was 14. Following her father's death, her mother relocated the family to the town of Llangefni (more especifically Llanfawr Farm, a district of Llangefni), in Northern Wales, where they lived with Naomi's grandparents, Hugh and Nikki Roberts, although her mother occasionally moved the family around Wales and England, usually to follow boyfriends, but she always ended up returning to Llangefni. Her parents, Peter and Myfanwy Watts had separated when she was four years old, and when she was seven her father died. Watts was born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Kent, England, where she lived until the age of eight.

Naomi Watts (born September 28, 1968) is an English-born Australian actress and producer. Ann Darrow. King Kong (2005) …. Anymore (http://www.up4u.net/cms/go.php?pagename=Movie/Anymore) (2004) ….

Rachel Keller. The Ring Two (2004) …. Lila Culpepper. Stay (http://www.up4u.net/cms/go.php?pagename=Movie/Stay) (2004) ….

Dawn Campbell. I Heart Huckabees (2004) …. Marie Byck. Assassination of Richard Nixon, The (2004) ….

Edith Evans. We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004) …. 21 Grams (2003). Le Divorce (2003).

Ned Kelly (2003). Rabbits (2002). The Outsider (2002). Plots with a View (2002).

The Ring (2002). Mulholland Dr. (2001). Down (2001). Ellie Parker (2001).

The Wyvern Mystery (2000). Strange Planet (1999). The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999). A House Divided (1998).

The Christmas Wish (1998). Babe: Pig in the City (1998). Dangerous Beauty (1998). Sleepwalkers (1997) (television series).

Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997). Persons Unknown (1996). Timepiece (1996). Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996).

Bermuda Triangle (1996). Tank Girl (1995). The Custodian (1993). Gross Misconduct (1993).

Wide Sargasso Sea (1993). Matinee (1993). Brides of Christ (1991) (television mini-series). Flirting (1991).

Home and Away (1988) (television series). For Love Alone (1986).

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