August 2, 2003 by

Marie Trintignant

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mtrintignant.jpgMarie Trintignant, one of France’s most popular actresses, died on Aug. 1 of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 41.
Trintignant was in Lithuania shooting her latest film when she fought with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, a member of the French rock group, Noir Desir. At some point during the argument in their hotel room, Trintignant cracked her skull against a wall and fell into a coma. She died six days later and Cantat was detained on “suspicion of causing bodily injury.”
Trintignant grew up in a creative environment. Her first role was in the film, “Mon Amour, Mon Amour,” which was directed by her mother, Nadine Trintignant. Her father was Jean-Louis Trintignant, an actor who starred opposite Brigitte Bardot in “Et Dieu Créa Femme” in 1956.
When she was 17, Trintignant made “Série Noire,” her first critical success. She appeared in more than 30 films, including “Une Affaire Des Femmes,” “Les Amands Du Pont-Neuf” and “Cible Émouvante.”
Her private life was ideal fodder for the press. She had four sons by three men — Richard Kolinka, the drummer of the rock band Téléphone, actor François Cluzet and director Samuel Benchetrit. Trintignant was still married to Cluzet when she and Cantat moved in together.
[Update 3/29/04: Bertrand Cantat was found guilty in a Lithuanian court, and sentenced to eight years in prison for fatally beating Trintignant.]

2 Responses to Marie Trintignant

  1. fabienne

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  2. Angela

    God Bless you Marie—may your journey be full of light and love. You touched our lives. May my prayers for you help to light your way.

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