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Valérie Benguigui

Valérie Benguigui (8 July 1961 – 2 September 2013) was a French actress and theater director. Born in Oran, Algeria, she took acting courses at the Cours Florent and the National Chaillot Theatre School. Her first film role was in Francis Huster's On a volé Charlie Spencer (1986). Her most successful television role was in the series Avocats et associés, in which she appeared from 2000 to 2005. She also produced and directed several plays at this time. In 2012, she portrayed Élisabeth in the film What's in a Name? (Le Prénom), which earned her a César Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Molière Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Benguigui was married to actor and restaurant manager Eric Wapler, whom she met while studying at Cours Florent. They had two children. Benguigui died from breast cancer, aged 52, on 2 September 2013 in Paris. She battled the disease for three years. Benguigui was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery. Source: Article "Valérie Benguigui" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Nov 6, 1965 In Oran, Algeria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Palace 1988-10-29
Latest Project:
Movie Junior 2014-03-12
Known For
Poster of Le dindon
Poster of Safari
Poster of La vie d'artiste
Poster of Pur week-end
Movie Junior Sophie 2014-03-12
Movie What's in a Name Élisabeth 2012-04-25
Movie Le dindon Unknown 2012-05-22
Movie Les invités de mon père Karine 2010-03-31
Movie Turk's Head Yelda 2010-03-31
Movie Le Prénom : la pièce de théâtre Elisabeth 2010-09-07
Movie The Italian Hélène 2010-07-07
Movie Safari Magalie 2009-04-01
Movie Every Jack Has a Jill Myriam 2009-07-29
Movie Bitter Victory Unknown 2009-12-02
Movie The Wolberg Family Marianne 2009-12-02
Movie The Class Unknown 2008-09-24
Movie Baby Blues France Laud 2008-11-26
Movie La vie d'artiste Solange 2007-09-05
Movie Pur week-end Véronique Alvaro 2007-05-02
Movie I Hate My Best Friends' Kids Louise 2007-07-04
Movie Comme t'y es belle! Alice 2006-05-10
Movie Let's Be Friends Eva 2005-02-23
Movie The Great Role Viviane 2004-10-13
Movie Laughter and Punishment Audrey 2003-01-28
Movie A Hell of a Day Stéphanie 2001-10-24
Movie Would I Lie to You? Unknown 1997-04-01
Movie Droit dans le mur l'interprète 1997-11-19
Series Palace Notre-Dame de Lourdes / Louise, la soubrette / Ambassadrice de Bulgarie 1988-10-29