Weisweiller, Francine

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Name
Weisweiller, Francine Gender: F
born on 9 January 1916 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Sao Pedro (São Paulo), Brazil, 22s12, 46w46
Timezone BZT h3w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°44' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°43 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°55'



Biography

She was a daughter of prosperous French parents of jewish descent. Her father was a jeweler. The family returned to France in 1919.

Francine Worms married at age 17 and divorced after a couple of months. For a while she worked as a beautician and, at the outbreak of the Second World War, as a nurse. Her parents had returned to Brazil.

She married American millionaire Alec Weisweiller in June 1941. The couple moved to Southern France, where their daughter Carole was born 1942.

After the war they move to Paris. Francine Weisweiller became an early patron of Yves Saint Laurent. The Weisweillers met Jean Cocteau during filming of Les enfants terribles. Francine persuaded her husband to invest in the film, and some scenes were filmed in their house.

Francine Weisweiller and Jean Cocteau became close friends, with Cocteau and some of his entourage living with her in her villa Santo Sospir at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat from 1950 to the early 1960s. Cocteau decorated the interior walls of the villa and made a film about it, La Villa Santo-Sospir (1952). He dedicated his play Bacchus to Francine Weisweiller. Cocteau's Le Testament d'Orphée, sponsored by Francine Weisweiller, was partly filmed in the villa and on her yacht, and Francine Weisweiller and her butler had small roles in the film.

In 1960 Francine Weisweiller fell in love with writer Henri Viard and her friendship with Cocteau cooled. She reconciled with Cocteau shortly before his death in 1963.

Francine Weisweiller died 8 December 2003.


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Categories

  • Vocation : Beauty : Other Beauty (beautician)

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