She then struck up a relationship with composer David Moreau, giving birth to a son, Johan, now 13, before they too split.
When the film premiered in Venice last autumn, it immediately drew criticism for using the tragedy as a backdrop to the story.
I do respect their sorrow but they have to respect the work of Fabrice.
In all this time, her English-language roles have been infrequent and — at least until Vinyan — unsatisfying.
For some reason she looks to me like a French version of Lysette Anthony.