Gérard Depardieu: Here are all the women who shared the actor's life

Although Gérard Depardieu has only been married once in his life, the actor has had several love affairs. Here's a look back at his love life.

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Disclaimer: A total of 14 women have recently pressed charges against the actor for accusations of sexual abuse and rape. An inquiry has been opened by the Paris prosecutor's office.

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Gérard Depardieu, born on December 27, 1948 in Châteauroux, France, is one of France's most renowned actors. His career spans over several decades, during which he has appeared in a multitude of successful films. The actor made his film debut in the 1970s, and enjoyed his first major success with the film Les Valseuses in 1974. His performance in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990 won him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as a César and an Oscar.

Sentimentally, Gérard Depardieu's life has been marked by several love affairs and one marriage. Some of his relationships with famous women have also earned him headlines in the press. Here, in the gallery above, are all the women who have shared the star's life.

Élisabeth Guignot

Gérard Depardieu has only been married once in his life. The movie monster married actress and singer Élisabeth Guignot in 1970. Gérard Depardieu and Élisabeth Guignot met at an acting class in 1970. The couple had two children together, Guillaume, born in 1971 and tragically deceased in 2008 from a fatal bout of pneumonia, and actress Julie Depardieu, born in 1973.

Gérard Depardieu Elisabeth Guignot Pool ARNAL/GARCIA/PICOT


Gérard Depardieu and legendary French singer Barbara met in the 80s. A loving friendship was born between the actor and the singer. She said:

To talk about Gérard, to talk about Depardieu, to talk about our passionate relationship, to talk about our fits of laughter, the ever-new emotion we feel when we meet again, when we telephone each other in a suspended time [...] We have never lost the taste or the desire for each other. If life were to divorce us, we would always want to win each other back.
Gérard Depardieu Barbara singer Patrick AVENTURIER

Karine Silla

That same year, he began a romance with model, actress and director Karine Silla. From this relationship was born a little girl, Roxane, in 1992. Karine Silla spoke of the actor's relationship with his ex-wife, Élisabeth Guignot, in an interview with Elle in 2007:

We met in New York and I followed him to Paris, where I discovered that he was a little less separated than he claimed (...) Gérard was totally overwhelmed by his feelings. He was torn between his wife and myself, who was only 25 (...) For him, it was inhuman to leave a woman with whom he had spent thirty years and with whom he had two children.

The two lovebirds separated in 1996. She then married actor Vincent Perez. The couple went on to have three children: Iman, born in 1999, and twins Pablo and Tess, born in 2003.

Gérard Depardieu Karine Silla Mitchell Gerber

Carole Bouquet

From 1996 to 2005, Gérard Depardieu was in a relationship with Bond girl actress Carole Bouquet. They met in 1979, on the set of Bertrand Blier's film Buffet froid. The actress confided in Vanity Fair magazine in 2020:

One day, he was living alone, he had split up, he liked to come to my place to tell me stories... I was alone too, having just turned 40... And I began to look at him differently. From a wonderful friend, I looked at him as a man.
Gérard Depardieu Carole Bouquet Bond girl Jim Spellman

Hélène Bizot

Gérard Depardieu then dated actress Hélène Bizot, with whom he had his fourth and last child, Jean, born on July 14, 2006. The baby boy's first name was chosen as a tribute to one of the actor's friends, Jean Carmet. Today, Jean Depardieu is 17 years old. Hélène Bizot is famous in the dubbing world. She is the French voice of Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Rachael Taylor. The couple separated after a five-year relationship.

Clémentine Igou

For almost 20 years now, Gérard Depardieu has been sharing his life with Clémentine Igou, a novelist and wine estate manager in Tuscany, 29 years his junior. The couple met while filming Les Valseuses in Italy in 2004. They have appeared together several times at public events, such as the Nice carnival in 2014.

Gérard Depardieu Clémentine Igou George Pimentel

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This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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