Yvette Mimieux (1942–2022)

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An intelligent, slender leading lady of the 1960s and 70s, Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born in Hollywood, California, to Maria (Montemayor) and René Mimieux, an occasional movie extra. Her father was born in England, of French and German descent, and her mother was Mexican. While she was first persuaded to go into acting by a Hollywood publicist, ... See full bio »

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The Black Hole Dr. Kate McCrae
Jackson County Jail Dinah Hunter
The Neptune Factor Dr. Leah Jansen


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 1992 Lady Boss (TV Mini Series)
Deena Swanson
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Danielle Altmann
 1986 The Fifth Missile (TV Movie)
Cheryl Leary
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
Shane Bradley
- Party Favors (1985) ... Shane Bradley
- Maelstrom (1985) ... Shane Bradley
- Hidden Agenda (1985) ... Shane Bradley
- Roll Tape (1985) ... Shane Bradley
- Best Laid Plans (1985) ... Shane Bradley
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
Ava Menar
- Old Pilots Never Die (1985) ... Ava Menar
 1984 Obsessive Love (TV Movie)
Linda Foster
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Elizabeth McGuire
 1982 Forbidden Love (TV Movie)
Joanna Bittan
 1981 Circle of Power
Bianca Ray
 1979 The Black Hole
Dr. Kate McCrae
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
Paula Harvey
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
Betty Barry
 1978 Outside Chance (TV Movie)
Dinah Hunter
 1977 Ransom for Alice! (TV Movie)
Jenny Cullen
 1977 Snowbeast (TV Movie)
Ellen Seberg
 1976 Bell, Book and Candle (TV Movie)
Gillian Holroyd
 1976 Jackson County Jail
Dinah Hunter
 1975 The Legend of Valentino (TV Movie)
Natacha Rambova
 1975 Journey Into Fear
 1974 Hit Lady (TV Movie)
Angela de Vries
 1973 The Neptune Factor
Dr. Leah Jansen
 1972 Skyjacked
Angela Thacher
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
Peggy Chapman
 1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
Vanessa Smith
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... Vanessa Smith
- The Lady from Praha (1971) ... Vanessa Smith
- The Classic Burial Position (1971) ... Vanessa Smith
- Model for Murder (1970) ... Vanessa Smith
- Nightbirds (1970) ... Vanessa Smith
 1970 The Delta Factor
Kim Stacy
 1969 The Picasso Summer
Alice Smith
 1968 Three in the Attic
Tobey Clinton
 1968 Dark of the Sun
 1967 The Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Cindy Hilliard
 1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls
Grace Harvey
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home!
Maria Riserau
 1965 The Reward
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Annie Brown née McGairy
 1964 Looking for Love
Yvette Mimieux
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Pat Holmes
- Tyger, Tyger: Part 2 (1964) ... Pat Holmes
- Tyger, Tyger: Part 1 (1964) ... Pat Holmes
 1963 Toys in the Attic
Lily Berniers
 1962 Diamond Head
Sloane Howland
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Princess ('The Dancing Princess')
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Chi Chi Desnoyers
 1962 Light in the Piazza
Clara Johnson
 1960 Where the Boys Are
Melanie Tolman
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
- Stacked Deck (1960) ... Margot
 1960 The Time Machine
 1960 Platinum High School
Lorinda Nibley
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Nonnie Regan
- The Clown (1960) ... Nonnie Regan
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
- Collector's Item (1959) ... Ricky
 1958 A Certain Smile (uncredited)
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Rene Mimieux | Carmen Montemayor

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Women are good at emotional things. We are emotional people. It is much harder to be cold and unemotional. See more »


Her father was born in London, England, to a French father, from Nievre, Bourgogne, and an ethnic German mother, from Saint Paness Padding. Yvette's mother was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. See more »

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