My mother died at 11 this morning. In Paris, surrounded by family and friends, ”said actor Anthony Delon. “He died of cancer that was developing very rapidly,” his son added.
Delon gained international fame for his 1967 classic film about the assassin Samurai, in which he played with French film legend Alain Delon, who was then her husband.
However, the Spanish-born actress in Morocco had made a name for herself in the gossip corner at the time – she was known as the woman who took Delon away from her long-time heart friend Romy Schneider.
Nathalie Delon, whose real name is Francine Canov, later made novels with Hollywood actress Richard Burton and the father of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, American singer Eddie Fisher. Both of these men were married to Elizabeth Taylor.
Delon met Nathalie at a nightclub in Paris when she was 21. Later, the stars of the Austrian-born bands Sisi and What’s New, Cat?
“Scanpix” nuotr./Nathalie Delon
Delon hid his novel from R. Schneider for a long time, finally secretly married Nathalie in August 1964, and a month later went to Los Angeles, where their son Anthony was born.
“I was so naive”
Although Nathalie Delon was the only woman she married world-famous girls, she later admitted that Sh Schneider’s shadow darkened their relationship.
“Alain never mentioned this, but from time to time I saw a shadow of sadness on his face,” said Nathalie. Schneider died in 1982 less than a year after the tragic death of her 14-year-old son.
Nathalie Delon said she quickly got tired of living with a girl actress in Hollywood. I was so naive. “He was unfaithful and I wasn’t.” – I quit everything when I left him. I just took my son and babysitter. “
Delon’s acting in the United States was largely limited to episodic roles, but the woman continued to live there, but he returned to France to shoot with director Jean-Pierre Melville and Roger Vadim, who discovered Brigitte Bardot and later married.
Delon made two movies in the 1980s: Sweet Lies and They Call It Accident.
Despite his failed marriage, he always maintained a friendly relationship with Delon. Last month, the couple’s son posted a photo of them taking Christmas together.
Delon, 85, has been in poor health recently. He had a stroke last year.