About Dominique Laffin
June 03, 1952 - June 12, 1985
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Dominique Laffin (June 3, 1952, in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France – June 12, 1985, in Paris) was a French actress who appeared in 19 films between 1975 and 1985. Laffin made her major film debut in 1977, gaining critical acclaim for her role in Jacques Doillon's 1979 film, La Femme qui pleure. For her performance, she was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress. That same year, she co-starred with a young Roberto Benigni in the film Chiedo asilo. Her career was cut short at the age of 33 by a massive heart attack. Her daughter later said that she had committed suicide. During her short career, Laffin appeared with many of France's rising young stars, including Gérard Depardieu, Juliette Binoche and Miou-Miou, as well as established stars such as Yves Montand. Laffin is buried near the renowned director François Truffaut in the Cimetière de Montmartre in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris. Her daughter, the French politician Clémentine Autain, was born in 1973. Source: Article "Dominique Laffin" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.