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Date of Birth 21 January 1962Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Date of Death 1 August 2003Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France  (cerebral edema)
Birth NameMarie Joséphine Innocente Trintignant
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marie Trintignant died tragically on the 1st of August, 2003 from a cerebral edema in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, following a violent fight with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, lead singer in the French rock band, Noir Désir. She was just finishing filming a TV movie about Colette, directed by her mother.

Born into show business, she made her first screen appearance when she was just four-years-old but her breakthrough came in 1979 with the film "Série noire". In 1990, she had her first leading role in "Une nuit d'été en ville". Her second major role came in 1992 as "Betty", a bourgeois alcoholic. She also did theater work, notably "Le Retour", by Harold Pinter.

Her last film, Janis and John (2003), was completed three months before her death.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David George

Spouse (1)

Samuel Benchetrit (1998 - 1 August 2003) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Mother of actor Roman Kolinka.
Children, 4 sons: Roman Kolinka (b.1986), son of Richard Kolinka; Paul Cluzet (b. 1993), son of François Cluzet; Leon (b. 1996), son of Mathias Othnin-Girard, and Jules Benchetrit (b. 1998), son of Samuel Benchetrit.
Older sister of Vincent Trintignant.
1 August 2003 - Marie died from head injuries following a reported physical dispute with her boyfriend, rocker Bertrand Cantat in the couple's Vilnius hotel room on July 27. An investigation is on-going but no charges have been filed. He said the trauma was accidental.
In March 2004, her boyfriend, rock-musician Bertrand Cantat, was convicted of killing her by a Lithuanian court. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The very first and the last movie in which she appeared were both directed by her own mother, Nadine Trintignant (Marie was five-years-old for "mon amour mon amour" and 41 years old for Colette, une femme libre (2004)).
When her younger sister Pauline died of crib death in 1970, the then-8-year old Marie became increasingly withdrawn and virtually stopped speaking. Throughout her early life she was hampered by severe shyness; by her mid-teens she had decided to become an actress to combat the affliction.

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