Véronique Barrault (Les Bronzés are skiing): tragic death of the former member of Splendid

This Tuesday, May 3, actress Véronique Barrault died in a motorcycle accident. Former member of the Splendid troupe and revealed in the film Les Bronzés do ski, she was 64 years old.

The Splendid troupe is in mourning. This Tuesday, May 3, the actress Veronique Barrault was the victim of a motorcycle accident which cost him his life in Gironde, as reported by the newspaper South West. According to our colleagues, the 64-year-old actress was the victim of a fatal collision while she was in the passenger seat of the vehicle. An accident that would have occurred around 10:45 p.m. in the town of Camblanes-et-Meynac, south of Bordeaux. As for the driver, a 60-year-old man, he survived the collision but had to be taken to hospital in serious condition by firefighters. Finally, the driver of the vehicle involved was in a state of shock, but did not need to be evacuated.

Véronique Barrault was a faithful member of the troupe of Splendid. It was revealed to the general public in the cult film The Bronzés go skiing, who celebrated her 40th birthday in 2020. A comedy in which she took her first steps in the role of Jérôme’s nurse, played by another member of the troupe, Christian Clavier. During her debut on the boards at the Théâtre du Splendid where she became known under the nickname “Coquillette”, Véronique Barrault also rubbed shoulders with Marie-Anne Chazel, Gérard Jugnot, Michel Blanc or Josiane Balasko. Stage partners that she will later find several times on the big screen.

Véronique Barrautl, a devotee of Josiane Balasko’s films

This is how the actress gave the reply to Gérard Jugnot, Anemone and Martin Lamotte in 1982 in the film The American quarter hour. Two years later, she reunited with Michel Blanc in Walk in the shade. In 1985, she appeared alongside Thierry Lhermitte and Anemone in The wedding of the century. And in 1987, Josiane Balasko invites him to participate in his film Les Keufs. The latter will not hesitate to call on Véronique Barrault several times to entrust her with roles in the feature films she directs, such as in My life is hellin 1991, Cursed grassin 1994, or even clientin 2008. The last film appearance of the actress dates back to 2016, in the film Joséphine s’round, directed by Marilou Berry, the daughter of her friend Josiane Balasko.


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