Micheline Roquebrune isn’t as well known as her longtime husband, Sir Sean Connery however being married for so long to her famous hubby the now 84-year old Micheline has gained her star recognition. She and the Scottish have been married since 1975.
Micheline was born in 1929, she is a Moroccan-French painter and became a stepmother for Connery’s son Jason Connery from his previous marriage to actress Diane Cilento. Micheline married the actor soon after meeting him, she also has three children of her own from her previous marriages. Her eldest Olivier, Micha and Stephane. Connery is very close to all of Micheline’s children but especially Stephane. They used to play golf together regularly with Sean’s son Jason.
Sean Connery got divorced with his first wife in 1973 and got married to Micheline Roquebrune a self taught artist in 1975. The two met at a golf tournament in Morocco and soon got married in Casablanca.The couple is seen together at the holidays or red carpet parties. But the leading man’s leading lady still seems to have picked up on Hollywood’s obsession with plastic surgery!
On a website that displays her work, says Micheline Roquebrune Connery enjoys the ritual of painting, and uses her art as an outlet of expression and self-fulfillment. The French-born artist had a preference for painting people instead of landscapes saying people was more interesting and showing her fascination for relations between people. Micheline’s artistic interest included producing plays, writing and of course painting. Her works has been described to be surprisingly quiescent and revealing. Her first painting exhibit was in 2000.
She started painting at 23 and her vibrant, realist style has been developing ever since. She painted first and foremost for herself but with a deep responsiveness to others
Micheline Roquebrune Connery has developed an approach to her art that is perhaps best characterized as one of luxe, calme et volupte.
According to an interview she was in a convent from the age of seven to fourteen. As a child she lived in Tunisia were she was surrounded by painters and sculptors at her parents’ house. She posed for Russian, Alexandre Roubtzof, who was staying at her house almost permanently.
You can read more about her interview here.
No doubt a real life Hollywood affair. Now the couple that has gone through a lifetime together seems to be going through some rough times facing health issues; Micheline’s legendary husband has had many health setback but now media reports say he might be loosing his memory due to Alzheimer’s.