Death at 80 of actress Yvette Mimieux, starlet of the 1960s

This American actress, born to a French father, enjoyed a certain popularity in the 1960s, before turning to television.

American comedian Yvette Mimieux, known for her roles in several hit films of the 1960s, died this week at the age of 80, reports variety.

Spotted by Elvis Presley during a beauty contest, Yvette Mimieux made her film debut in The Time Machine (1960), an adaptation of the science fiction classic by HG Wells, in which she played the female lead.

The actress, who initially seems to be in line with the substitutes of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, is essential in several dramas like Light on the piazza (1961) with Olivia de Havilland and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962).

secret personality

But the success is brief and only lasts for a decade. In the 1970s, Yvette Mimieux gradually withdrew from cinema. She appeared on screen for the last time in 1979, in The black hole, a science fiction film produced by Disney, before heading to television.

A discreet, even enigmatic personality, she had done everything during her career to maintain the vagueness around her private life.