|Yvette Mimieux Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 8, 1942|
|Date of Death||January 18, 2022|
Yvette Mimieux was an American television and film actress, model, producer, writer, anthropologist, and businesswoman who was known for appearing in films and shows like The Time Machine, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Jackson County Jail, The Caper of the Golden Bulls, Dr. Kildare, Monkeys, Go Home!, The Neptune Factor, Skyjacked, Lady Boss, and The Legend of Valentino. During her career span, she was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards.
Yvette Carmen Mimieux
Yvette Mimieux was born on January 8, 1942.
Yvette died at the age of 80 on January 18, 2022, at her home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She passed away in her sleep of natural causes.
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Actress, Model, Producer, Writer, Anthropologist, Businesswoman
- Father – René Mimieux
- Mother – Maria Montemayor
- Siblings – Gloria (Sister). Yvette also had a brother.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Yvette Mimieux had dated –
- Kirk Kerkorian
- Glenn Ford – RUMOR
- Evan Engber – On December 19, 1959, she got married to Evan Engber but the duo kept their marriage a secret for almost 2 years. Eventually, they divorced.
- Stanley Donen (1972-1985) – In 1972, she married film director and choreographer Stanley Donen but the duo divorced in 1985.
- Howard F. Ruby (1986-2022) – She was married to chairman emeritus and founder of Oakwood Worldwide, Howard F. Ruby. The relationship ended with Yvette’s death in 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Hispanic)
Yvette Mimieux was of French descent on her father’s side and had Mexican roots on her mother’s side.
Yvette Mimieux Facts
- It was talent manager Jim Byron who suggested her to become an actress.
- She appeared as Kim Stacy, a glamorous CIA agent, in the 1970 adventure film, The Delta Factor, starring alongside Christopher George.
- Yvette Mimieux eventually became displeased with the kind of roles offered to female actors and once stated, “The women they [male screenwriters] write are all one dimensional,” she said.”They have no complexity in their lives. It’s all surface. There’s nothing to play. They’re either s*x objects or vanilla pudding.”
- She wrote and starred as Angela de Vries in the 1974 made-for-TV action drama thriller film, Hit Lady. Regarding her character in the film, she stated that the more she thought about the character “the more I wanted to play her. Here was the kind of nifty, multifaceted part I’d been looking for. So instead of a short story, I wrote it as a film.”
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