Who is Micheline Roquebrune?

Micheline Roquebrune was born under the sign on 4 April 1929 of Aries, in Morocco. She is a 90-year-old former professional golf player, and painter, but probably best recognized for being the wife of Sir Sean Connery, a famous Scottish actor and producer.

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How rich is she, as of now? Micheline Roquebrune Net Worth

Micheline Roquebrune’s net worth is over $2.5 million, earned from the sports industry and her career as a painter. Besides that, Micheline likely shares in the wealth of her famous husband Sean Connery, which is estimated to be over $120 million.

Sean Connery and wife Micheline Roquebrune – 53rd Golden Globe Awards on January 21, 1996

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Micheline Roquebrune now has French nationality, and is of half-French and half-Moroccan ethnicity. She belongs to the Christian religion, and spent one part of her childhood in a convent, from the age of seven until the age of 14. Micheline is fluent in French, Spanish, and English, and can also understand Arabic.

Former Professional Golfer and Renowned Painter

Micheline developed her love for playing golf very early, and started competing in her teens. She improved her skills and soon distinguished herself as a professional player, participating in and winning various golf tournaments.

However, she later changed her vocation, as she became interested in painting, and started pursuing a career as a painter by the age of 23. Her style became recognized as vibrant and realistic, inspired by the happiness of life. As a renowned painter, Micheline has held exhibitions all over the world, including in Athens, Paris and Chicago. She has also exhibited at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington D.C.

Other Projects

According to her husband’s website, Micheline Roquebrune also produced the Broadway play “Art”, written by Yasmina Reza and performed in the French language – the play was rewarded with the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.

Sean Connery and Micheline Roquebrune

Moreover, she was part of the miscellaneous crew of her husband’s film “Never Say Never” (1983). She has also made several guest appearances alongside her husband in such documentary films as “Sean Connery: A BAFTA Tribute” (1990), “Sean Connery Close Up” (1997), “Sean Connery, An Intimate Portrait” (2002), as well as in an episode of the TV show “20h10 pétantes” in 2005.

Love at First Sight

Prior to becoming involved in a relationship with Sean Connery, Micheline Roquebrune was married two times, and gave birth to three children, named Micha, Oliver, and Stephane. Micheline met Sean back in 1970, while they were at the same golf tournament at the Mohammedia golf club in Morocco.

It was apparently love at first sight, and they spent the next four days together, making love and playing golf. The lack of a common language a common language wasn’t a problem for them, as they communicated in other ways! However, after she she won, they continued on with their separate lives, until he invited her to join him in Marbella, Spain in 1972; Micheline accepted, and they started dating.

Marriage to Sean Connery and Title of ‘Lady’

Micheline Roquebrune and Sean Connery married on 6 May 1975 and they are still together. Since Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sean Connery in 2000, Micheline became Lady Connery.

Although the couple has no children together, she adopted his son, named Jason Joseph Connery, from his previous marriage to actress Diane Cilento. At the same time, Sean adopted her three children.

Who is Her Husband? Sean Connery Short Wiki/Bio

Sir Thomas Sean Connery was born on 25 August 1930 under the sign of Virgo, in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland. He was raised by his father, Joseph Connery, who worked at a factory and was a truck driver, and his mother, Euphemia ‘Effie’ McBain McLean. He is the elder brother of retired actor Neil Niren Connery. Prior to becoming an actor, he worked various odd jobs to earn enough money for himself and his family, as a milkman, truck driver, artist’s model, coffin polisher, etc.

Sean also trained as a soccer player, and was reputedly offered a contract with Manchester United.

Career Beginnings

Sean Connery started his career on stage, appearing in such productions as “Lilacs In The Spring”, “Witness For The Prosecution”, “Anna Christie”, and “The Bacchae”. He made his film debut in the role of Spike in the 1957 crime “No Road Back”, starring Paul Carpenter, Skim Homeier, and Particia Dainton. It was followed by his leading role of Mountain McClintock in the episode “Requiem For A Heavyweight” of the BBC series “Sunday Night Theatre” in the same year. Sean’s first major role came in the following year, when he featured as Mark Trevor in the melodrama “Another Time, Another Place”, next to Barry Sullivan and Lana Turner.

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He was then cast in the lead role of Michael McBride in the 1959 film “Darby O’Gill And The Little People”.

Rise to Fame as James Bond

Sean Connery came to prominence after being chosen to play James Bond, one of the most famous fictional British Secret Service agents, created by Ian Fleming and also known as 007. Sean portrayed Bond in the first five film titles, listed in order “Dr. No” (1962), “From Russia With Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), and “You Only Live Twice” (1967), and then in two more films, Diamonds Are Forever” in 1971 and “Never Say Never Again” in 1983, all of which achieved enormous commercial success. Moreover, the American Film Institute picked James Bond as the third-greatest hero in the history of cinema, all of which made Sean Connery into a male sex symbol around the world.

Beyond James Bond

Concurrently Sean appeared in other film titles, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 psychological thriller “Marnie” in which he played Mark Rutland, and the 1965 war drama “The Hill”, cast as Joe Roberts. His next major role came as Daniel Dravot in the 1975 adventure film “The Man Who Would Be King”, followed in the same year by his portrayal of Robin Hood in the romance adventure “Robin And Marian”, opposite Audrey Hepburn.

Continued Success

In 1981, Sean played Marshal William T. O’Neil in the sci-fi thriller “Outlander”, which earned him a nomination for Saturn Award for Best Actor, and then featured as William of Baskerville in the 1986 mystery historical drama “The Name Of The Rose”, based on Umberto Eco’s novel of the same name, which led him to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In the following year, Sean won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role of Jim Malone in the gangster film “The Untouchables”, starring alongside Andy García, Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro. Other significant roles include as Henry Jones, Sr. in Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure film “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade” (1989), and Captain Marko Ramius in the 1990 submarine spy-thriller “The Hunt For Red October”, for both he earned BAFTA nominations.

Other Roles and Producing Career

In 1993, Sean played Capt. John Connor in Philip Kaufman’s crime film “Rising Sun”, for which he also served as an executive producer.

Sean Connery

He then produced the crime thriller “Just Cause”, in which he played Paul Armstrong, and then landed the role of King Arthur in the medieval film “First Knight”, both in 1995. Three years later, he starred as Sir August de Wynter in the action spy film “The Avengers”, for which he won the 1998 BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. He made his last film appearance in the role of Allan Quatermain in the 2003 superhero film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, and then decided to retire, officially in 2006, after being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute. However, he provided his voice to the title character in the 2012 animated film “Sir Billi The Vet”.

Micheline Roquebrune’s Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long curly blonde hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 5ins (1.65m)
  • Weight – 132lbs (60kgs)
  • Vital Statistics – 35-27-34
  • Shoe Size – 6 (US)

Hobbies and Favorites

In her spare time, Micheline enjoys traveling and shopping. Her dream holiday destination is London, England. Her favorite actor is Will Smith, while her favorite actress is Emma Stone. She likes Italian cuisine. Her favorite color is black.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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