On April 24, 2011, Marie-France Pisier was found dead in her swimming pool.
Born May 10, 1944 in Dalat, Indochina (now Vietnam), she was raised in a highly intellectual family; daughter of a colonial governor and sister to a mathematician. She moved to Paris at the age of 12 and began her film career at 17. Her breakout role was in Francois Truffaut's Antoine and Colette (1962), beginning a lengthy collaboration with the legendary director. In 1980, she co-wrote Love on the Run with Truffaut, initiating her career as a screenwriter. Pisier worked actively on the international stage well into her 60s and shall be immortalized in her breadth of work.