Death of actress Catherine Spaak (A Wonderful Family, Weekend in Zuydcoote) at the age of 77

Victim of a brain hemorrhage in 2020, Catherine Spaak, the Belgian-born and naturalized Italian, died this Sunday, April 17, in Rome at the age of 77. She had played notably for Henri Verneuil, taking on Françoise Hardy’s All boys and girls in Italian.

The actress Catherine Spaak, born Belgian before becoming a naturalized ItalianShe died on Sunday, April 17, at the age of 77, reported this Monday, April 18, Rai TV channel, where she was one of the most popular faces. The actress suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2020 and died in a clinic in the Italian capital, public television said.

Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Minister of Culture, took it upon himself to pay a lively tribute to her, stating in a sad press release that Catherine Spaak “a versatile, sophisticated and elegant artist who had found a home in our country that welcomed and loved her”. Daughter of screenwriter Charles SpaakNiece of former Belgian Prime Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, one of the “founding fathers” of Europe, Catherine Spaak was born on April 3, 1945 in France in Boulogne-Billancourt. She toured with Jacques Becker in The hole before going to Italy to do his.

An actress who left her mark on Italian cinema

She will there Actress and star presenter in cinema and television. this is how it appears in The boaster by Dino Risi, Round by Roger Vadim, The Cat of Nine Tails by Dario Argento Weekend in Zuydcoote by Henri Verneuil or even secret scandal by Monica Vitti. In France she embodies Queen in the series A great family before being replaced by Béatrice Agenin in Season 3.

On twitter, Pierre Lescure did not fail to pay tribute to his “youthful and free beauty”. Henry-Jean Servat remembers the actress fondly.Take to the skies at 77 ” as “the eternal adolescent of Italian cinema.” A “heroine of the sparkling comedies, where her wild charm and chubby pouts work wonders, she embodies with verve the sparkling epic of “Dolce Vita”, we can read in his publication. The news of the death of the former muse of post-war Italian comedy also saddened many anonymous people. Based on archival footage of his most famous roles, they said goodbye to him sadly but elegantly. The actress leaves, the films remain.

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