Caption: Still of Maurice Biraud and Martine Carol in Le cave se rebiffe (1961)
Born: May 16, 1920
Star sign: Taurus
Known for: Lola Montès (1955), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Beauties of the Night (1952), The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)
France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French pastry pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years but her brief reign did not compare and has not lived up to the Bardot era. The cult mystique is not there even after dying mysteriously and relatively young. Martine was born Marie-Louise Mourer on May 16, ...