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. She served in the chamber as an Independent under her retirement in 2002. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In 1998 she was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Jean Chretien. For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. A Companion"of the Order of Canada, she was the 1985 recipient of the Pearson Medal of Peace. They married in 1938 and soon divorced. From 1983 to 1989 she served co-director of the Ecumenical Forum of Canada and also served as a co-president of the World Council of Churches.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. She was ordained a United Church minister in 1965 and served in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Kingston, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena. The Very Reverend Lois Miriam Wilson (born Lois Freeman, April 8, 1927) was the first female Moderator of the United Church of Canada from 1980 to 1982. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt.

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents. Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités.". 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. 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.

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

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