Andréa Ferréol was born on January 6, 1947 in Aix en Provence. The former companion of actor Omar Sharif goes to Paris to take theater lessons with Jean-Laurent Cochet. The young woman began her career with roles on the stage before being re-joined in 1973, at the age of 26, in La Grande Bouffe, a Franco-Italian film directed by Marco Ferreri. Subsequently, she was nominated twice for the César for a best supporting role for Les Galettes de Pont-Aven (1976), and for The Last Metro (1981). For the whole of her career, she received the “Recognition of cinephiles” prize in 2001. The actress is the great-granddaughter of the poet and writer Frédéric Mistral, Nobel Prize for literature.
Aside from her relationship with Omar Sharif which lasted nearly 10 years, Andréa Ferreol is known to be a distant cousin of actor Fernand Charpin. Otherwise, she never abandoned the world of theater, multiplying the roles on the boards, as in the play Transfert, or in the Monologues du Vagin. She was also appointed Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1989, then of the National Order of Merit (2009) and National Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2013. In 2016, she became known in the literary world, by releasing his first autobiography entitled: Passion in the eyes (L’Archipel). Regarding her love affair with the actor, they have never been married.
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In the columns of Paris Match, the actress returned to her fascinating love affair with the actor. Exciting, certainly, but also very painful. As a reminder, the couple met in the mid-1980s. For 31 years their romance lasted, and during these long years, the one who blew out her 74th birthday in 2021, was ready for anything for the love of her life … Following the death of Omar Sharif, she confided with emotion: “I loved this man above all else. I even adored him, idolized him. I hoped a lot. I wanted to live with him permanently, maybe marry me, with a child. ” However, being totally submissive to this relationship was not easy, as she underlined: “For him, I accepted everything: his whims, his desires, put my projects and my plans on hold. life, in order to remain fully available to him, submissive, even a slave. ” Before concluding: “It was a great adventure, both intense and painful.”
ANDREA FERREOL AND OMAR SHARIF © RINDOFF-GUIREC