Capucine – One Of The Most Desirable French Actresses Ever

Birth Name: Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre

Date of Birth: 6 January 1928

Date of Death: 17 March 1990

Place of Birth: Saint-Raphaël, Var, France

Nationality:  French

Occupation: Actress, model

Height: 5 feet  7in; 1.70m

Germaine in one sentence: Hélène Irène Lefebvre is considered one of the greatest European beauties.


Once, I used to think I needed a man to define myself, but not anymore.

Men spoil women in America.

When I get in front of a camera, I think of it as an attractive man I am meeting for the first time - so I must do all in my power to interest him.

Interesting Facts:

  • Capucine received the Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages.
  • She was “discovered” by a photograph in Paris at the age of 17.
  • This beauty worked for major fashion brands including: Maggy Rouff, Givenchy and Christian Dior.
  • Her famous nickname “Capucine” is a type of flowering plant.
  • She was a very close friend to Audrey Hepburn.
  • Her film debut Rendez-vous de Juillet  was in 1949.
  • In 1957, famous film producer noticed her and proposed her to go to Hollywood to learn English language and study acting under Gregory Ratoff.
  • Helene’s first English speaking role on film was in the film Song Without End – 1960.
  • She loved cats.
  • This beautiful actress was only married once to Pierre Trabaud. Their marriage lasted less than a year.
  • She played in many films of European and American production including: Bernard and the Lion, Mademoiselle de Paris, Le triomphe de Michel Strogoff, Frou-Frou, North to Alaska, Walk on the Wild Side, The Lion, I dongiovanni della Costa Azzurra, The Pink Panther, The 7th Dawn, What's New Pussycat?, The Honey Pot, Search, Red Sun, The Con Artists, Portrait of a Bourgeois in Black, Aphrodite, Arabian Adventure, Murder, She Wrote, My First Forty Years...

Go to Capucine Gallery

Always remember that true beauty comes from within.