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 won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Cold Mountain. As a young woman, in 1923, she was engaged to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She has since starred and received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Bridget Jones's Diary and Chicago. For a number of years, Vilmorin was the mistress of Duff Cooper, the British ambassador to France. Renee auditioned and won the lead. They married in 1938 and soon divorced. While on the set of Chainsaw, she heard about the film Love and a .45, which was in the midst of casting for actors.

Her second husband was Count Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd, a much-married Austrian-born Slovakian playboy. Her breakout role was 1994's The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They had three daughters: Jessie, Alexandra, and Helena. She immediately began auditioning for commercials and small films that were being shot in Texas. They married in 1925, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Hunt's family owned extensive properties, and divorced in 1937. By the time she graduated from college, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Vilmorin's first husband was an American real-estate heir, Henry Leigh Hunt. During this time, she supported herself by taking a series of waitressing jobs; at 18 working at Sugar's Go-Go Bar in Austin, serving drinks in a tight skirt and tiny top.

Her letters to Jean Cocteau were published to acclaim, after the deaths of both correspondents. Though she took a drama class only because she needed a fine arts credit to complete her degree, it reminded her of how much she loved acting. Vilmorin's other works included "Juliette," "La lettre dans un taxi," "Les belles amours," "Saintes-Une fois," and "Intimités.". After high school, she went to the University of Texas at Austin to major in English. 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. She was a cheerleader, gymnast, and participated in the drama club. 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. Renee, the daughter of a Swiss father and a Norwegian mother, graduated from Katy High School in Katy, a suburb of Houston in 1987.

Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902-1969) was a French woman of letters: novelist, poet, journalist. Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is an Academy Award-winning movie actress. Shark Tale (2004) voice of Angie. Cold Mountain (won: Academy Award, SAG Award, Golden Globe Award). Chicago (won: Golden Globe Award; nominated: Academy Award, BAFTA Award).

Me, Myself and Irene. Bridget Jones's Diary (nominated: Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award). Nurse Betty (won: Golden Globe Award). Jerry Maguire.

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