Valérie Benguigui: A Tribute to a Talented Actress
On July 8th, 2023, Valérie Benguigui would have celebrated her 62nd birthday. Passed away on September 2nd, 2013 due to breast cancer, the actress left behind an immense void in the film industry. A talented actress, notably revealed in the films “Comme t’y es belle!” but also in the film “Le Prénom”, she had received the César for Best Actress in a Supporting Role on February 22nd, 2013 for the same film. Married to Éric Wapler at the time of her death, he shared a beautiful photograph of his wife on Instagram on September 2nd, 2022.
An Emotional Tribute to Valérie Benguigui
He published an emotional picture of the actress where she is seen with short hair and a cap on her head. “New York, Christmas 2011. Your favorite city after Paris. You had short hair because of the violence of things and for the first time in your life. Ironically, it suited you well, it gave you a little Annie Girardot that the strength of your game could not deny, delivery, humor, humanity, fragility, intensity, sincerity … all you! We miss you !! “, he wrote with a lot of love in the caption. “Your love for her is so beautiful …”, “I admit that I did not remember the date, but this week by chance I saw ‘Le prénom’ in film and in theater … one of my favorite movies with one of my favorite actresses … thank you for this beautiful photo. I do not forget her “, “9 years already! “, “What a void she leaves in the film world, she misses us”, “The beautiful look of her Dad!”, we could read in the caption. The director Lisa Azuelos had also marked her sadness by commenting on the photograph: “Few people miss me as much as she does. See you. Love”.
Tribute Films to Valérie Benguigui
As a reminder, several tribute films to the actress have since been released in theaters. This is the case of Fiston, released in 2014. She played the role of the hero’s mother, played by Kev Adams. Marseille, released in 2016, is also dedicated to her. Indeed, she had started writing it with Patrick Bosso and Kad Merad. Similarly, “Situation amoureuse: C’est compliqué” directed by Manu Payet and Rodolphe Lauga, “Barbecue”, released in 2014 and “Une rencontre”, released in 2014, are dedicated to her.