Bonjoùr à tous/Good morning to all,
My Name is Augusto Vidigal, from Brazil and currently living in San
Here is a little story of my research.
I have friends in Belgium and France. They tried establish contact
with many people in the "metier du cinema" and nobody knows what
happened. My friend believes that Valerie Allain could not be her
real name and that she may have decide to quit and go back to her
original name (an hypothesis I think is "weird" - non-sense).
I contact Prof. Capretz from French in Action and he has not heard
from her since the filming back in 87. He gave me the phone number
and address of Valerie's agent (Danielle Peccoux) and I asked my
friend that lives in Paris to call her. Nobody knows and Danielle
said that she has not be seen her since 1992.
Valerie during the filming of French in Action (1987) was, according
to Mr. Capretz, in her 20's so I am assuming that today she should be
around 36's. (Now I know she will be 39 in April 3, according to IMDB)
The rumours might have been intentional. If she had suffer an
accident, don't you think a person like her (already known by the
public) be shown in the news? I searched Le Monde, Le Figaro to see
if there was any news regarding accident between 1987 and 1997 and
came up with nothing. Very frustrating...
It is all really a MYSTERY and probably will stay as such. My friend
told me recently that he is in a new line of investigation. One
reason is the "metier" changes a lot and current people never heard
To get more complicated looks like on IMDB they have a date of birth
and Philippe, my friend from Belgium that is the owner of the
site "Actrices de France" (http://www.actricesdefrance.org/)
told me that she appeared in a special TV show ! She is alive and
fine, however don't know the reason she quit the "metier" .
If you are interested in pictures I have some I took from FIA (by
freezing the images I liked !).
Merci et à bientôt,