Farewell Juliette Mayniel, mother of Alessandro Gassmann. Forever missed, never forgotten.


Juliette Mayniel: A Cult Actress

Photos of his son, Alessandro Gassmann, on social media profiles show him young and beautiful. Juliette Mayniel, mother of the actor and actress, has passed away at 87 years old. “You’re not here anymore but you will always be. I love you, have a good journey mom” Gassmann wrote.

A Close Bond with Her Son

Juliette Mayniel was born in Saint-Hippolyte on January 22nd, 1936. From her relationship with Vittorio Gassman, which lasted from 1964 to 1968, her son was born in 1965. After the separation when her son was only three years old, Alessandro Gassmann kept a close bond with his mother who, after leaving the stage, had been living in a small Mexican town, San Miguel de Allende, for about twenty years. Gassmann’s environmentalist spirit comes from her, as she described herself in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “I never get the chance to talk about her, they always ask me about my father. She was exceptionally beautiful, one of the faces of the Nouvelle Vague, and she won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. She was a cult actress, and even today when I post a photo of her on social media, it’s a hit“.

A Successful Career

Juliette Mayniel had a very successful career between the 50s and 80s. She played the role of Circe in the TV series L’Odissea in 1968 and Madame Bovary in 1978. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale for Story of a Deserter. With Vittorio Gassmann, the relationship began in the mid-sixties when he already had two daughters from his two previous partners. He had married Nora Ricci in 1944 and Paola was born in 1945. From Shelley Winters he had Vittoria who is a doctor in the US. Alessandro is Gassmann’s third child. After him, Jacopo was born in 1980, son of Diletta D’Andrea.


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