Yvette Mimieux (1942-2022) – Modern Popcorn

Actress Yvette Mimieux passed away in her sleep at her home on Tuesday morning (1/18). She had just turned 80 on January 10th.

Despite the French name, the actress was born in California, the daughter of a French father and a Mexican mother. His name was not a pseudonym either. She was christened Yvette Carmen Mimieux.

She is best remembered for her first film role, in the sci-fi classic “The Time Machine” (1960): Weena, a young woman from the future, who lived an idyllic life not knowing she was nothing more than cattle for cannibalistic mutants called of morlocks. The version directed by George Pal and starring Rod Taylor as a time traveler is still considered the best adaptation of the work of writer HG Wells.

The film’s success made her one of the best-known platinum blondes of the 1960s. In ten years, she starred in no less than 17 films, including a handful of classics, such as Vincent Minnelli’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1962). , “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (1962), in which he returned to work with George Pal, “In the Maelstrom of Passions” (1963), by George Roy Hill, and “The Expendables” (1968), by Jack Cardiff, in which he repeated the partnership with Rod Taylor.

In 1970, she even starred in the series “The Most Deadly Game”, but did not stay on TV for long. Two years later, he returned to theaters with the thriller “Flight 502: In Peril” (1972). At this stage, he also participated in new science fiction productions, such as “The Neptune Factor” (1973) and “The Black Abyss” (1979), Disney’s answer to “Star Wars”.

Her last works were telefilms, some of which she also wrote, such as “Hit Lady” (1972), in which she played a professional assassin, and “Fatal Obsession” (1984), in which she has an obsessive relationship with her idol. novel.

After leaving the field in the 1990s, she began to travel and work in the real estate market.

Mimieux was married three times, including to famed director Stanley Donen (“Singing in the Rain”), but had no children.

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