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Sean Connery “lower than earth”: why his first marriage destroyed him

In 1962, Sean Connery said “yes” to Diane Cilento for life. Eleven years later, the couple separated before the first performer of James Bond succumbs to the charms of Micheline Roquebrune, who became his second wife. In an interview with Paris Match magazine, this Saturday, November 21, the latter remembered that the actor who died on October 31, 2020 was deeply marked by this first unhappy marriage. “An actress too, she was very jealous of his success and spent her time putting it down to earth. He had lost all confidence in himself. He didn’t tell me right away, but shortly after our visit. meeting he confessed to me that he was very unhappy in his marriage “, confided the painter.

Two years after his divorce from Diane Cilento, Sean Connery asked for the hand of Micheline Roquebrune, with whom he flew to the Bahamas, where he died at the age of 90. A harmonious life as a couple as explained by his widow, still at Paris Match. “We were very much in love. Sean was quite dark in character. He always saw the dark side of things while I saw the bright side. For our couple to work, I told him that we had to do it regularly. point to see what was going or not between us. That’s what we did. ”

She had her hands molded

After nearly 50 years of marriage, Micheline Roquebrune has therefore decided to keep a special memory of her years with Sean Connery. With Paris Match, she therefore declared having had the hands of her beloved molded after his death. “When he died, I placed his hands in plaster molds, his right hand was already closing I opened it very slowly. I will have them made in bronze. I would very much like them to stay. in people’s memory. ”

An unhappy first marriage © DOMINIQUE JACOVIDES / BESTIMAGE

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