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Marie Laforêt (Maïtena Marie Brigitte Doumenach, Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde, France, 5 October 1939 – 2 November 2019) was a French-Swiss singer and actress.
Her career began accidentally in 1959 when she replaced her sister at the last minute in a French radio talent contest Naissance d'une étoile and won. Director Louis Malle then cast the young starlet in the film he was shooting at the time, Liberté, a project he finally abandonded, making Laforêt's first appearance on screen opposite actor Alain Delon…
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