Veteran French actress Bernadette Lafont passed away Thursday morning after being hospitalized earlier this week. She was 74. Lafont, who made her first feature in 1958, acted in more than 120 films and was set to appear in the upcoming sequel Les Vacances Du Petit Nicolas. She was part of the New Wave, working for such directors as François Truffaut (Les Mistons) and Claude Chabrol (Le Beau Serge). One of her most famous roles was in Jean Eustache’s seminal 1973 love triangle The Mother And The Whore. She won a Best Supporting Actress César for Claude Miller’s 1986 film L’Effrontée (An Impudent Girl) and received an Honorary César in 2003. Her more recent credits included Julie Delpy’s Skylab and Sylvain Chomet’s Attila Marcel which has a berth in Toronto.
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