Fiona Gélin is 60 years old: Face 'changed', 'Drugs', Alcohol 'as soon as you wake up', 'Suicide' and 'Illness'... it's in the past!

Fiona Gélin turns 60 on May 22. The actress, ruined during confinement, has found the joy of living thanks to her famous companion, 20 years her junior. His illustrious family, his charming photos, his regrets ('I was a pair of breasts and buttocks before being an actress'), his addictions, money, his son... and everything you don't didn't know about the radiant sexagenarian.

  Fiona Gélin is 60 years old: Face 'changed', 'Drugs', Alcohol 'as soon as you wake up', 'Suicide' and 'Illness'... c'est du passé !

Fiona Gélin celebrates her 60th birthday this Sunday, May 22 . If the actress has left a lasting mark on French cinema and theater, she has had a career strewn with pitfalls, tainted by addictions alcohol and drugs as well as (recent) money problems. But today, the actress has found love again in the person of the musician ChardRy . Out of the tunnel, the actress has won the fight against her old demons. His famous family, his dramas, his companion, his son... Here is everything you didn't know about Fiona Gélin ...

Fiona Gélin: a golden family

Fiona Gélin was born on May 22, 1962 in Boulogne-Billancourt. She is the actor's daughter Daniel Gelin and the model Sylvie Hirsch , muse of Christian Dior in the 1950s. She is the half-sister of the actors Xavier Gelin and Maria Schneider , the actor's sister Manuel Gelin and the director's aunt Hugo Gelin .

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Fiona Gélin posed for Mireille Darc

It's by posing for charming photos in magazines Playboy and His , in particular for the purpose of Mireille Darc , that Fiona Gélin is beginning her career.



Fiona Gélin: her addiction to alcohol

Fiona Gélin leads a fierce fight against alcoholism for many years. The actress started drinking at a young age, not realizing she was getting entangled in quicksand of addiction . ' I was extremely shy when I was young. And when I started going to the markets on the Ile de Ré in the morning, with the vegetables, the little shot White wine and I saw that all of a sudden, it disinhibited me , it took away my shyness. It started like this “, explained the daughter Daniel Gélin on the set of Do not touch My TV , on February 23, 2022.

The ravages of alcohol were very real for Fiona Gélin, who was drinking rum as soon as you wake up and consumed the drink throughout the day. ' It's a hell of a mess. We commit suicide every day a little bit if we drink (...) It hurts and damages a lot. It changes the face a lot “, she lamented.

Fiona Gélin, transformed thanks to her son and her (young) companion

It is in particular thanks to his son Milan, 32 years old , born of his former love with the actor Michel Albertini, and to his companion 20 years her junior, musician Richard Bauduin, alias ChardRy, whom Fiona Gélin was able to win the fight against alcoholism . ' It took me three times to get out. What saved me was faith and love . But it's true that it's a sickness “, she detailed in the emission of Cyril Hanouna . ' I had love come into my life. All alone, I think I would still be on medication “, she added.

The actress remembers perfectly the day when she decided to take control : ' I was very afraid. I stopped because the doctor said to me: 'Madame Gélin, do you want to continue living or not?'. I said, 'Yes, I'm a grandmother, I have my son, I have things to do. It gave me the click '.

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As for his companion, he also gave him the click to get out of it. ' I put the market in his hand, I wanted to commit if she stopped drinking “, he recalled in Gala .

Fiona Gélin also clarified that her penchant for alcohol was a sad family legacy: 'I have a fragility, that's how it is. We all have it in my family. My father had one, Manuel my brother has one, my half-brother and my half-sister both died. “. But she is happy that she was able to get out of it to serve as “ counter-example 'to his 33-year-old son, Milan.' He is completely clean, so much the better. He is my great achievement, just like the 10-year-old granddaughter he gave me, Giulia “, she assured.

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Fiona Gélin received 500 euros per month

Fiona Gelin 'was only earning 500 euros a month with the confinement “, told his companion, the singer ChardRy, to Gala , in May 2022. If he helped her get out of alcoholism, the musician also supported her in her acting career and encouraged her to get out of the rut. ' I encouraged her to put on her reading show and poems by her father, Daniel Gélin, for the twenty years of his death, because she really wanted to. “, he explained.

And to add: 'For her part, she motivated me to set up my production box . We don't just coo, we are friends-loves , it allows you to move forward '.

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Fiona Gélin had to sell her apartment: her distress

Fiona Gelin had already mentioned his distress, in November 2020, in Non Stop People . In the turmoil, the actress had explained that she lived thanks to the allocation adults with disabilities ( AAH ), since she suffers from osteoarthritis, and she only touched 500 euros per month. ' I sold my apartment in Montmartre, because I was mortgaged . How do you want to pay the charges when you are at RSA? “, she exclaimed in front of Jordan De Luxe.

If she has been able to play in plays in recent years, these have not made her win the jackpot, far from it. 'There was no recording for the two plays I did two years ago. They were small tours, so I won little “, she explained. So, Fiona Gélin was trying, somehow, to get out of the tunnel : ' I have friends, I manage and that's why I have to finish my third book to have it '.

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Fiona Gélin, 'a pair of breasts': her career hampered because of the sofa promotion

The actress admits that her career has been largely tainted by alcohol and drugs . ' Alcohol came very late, but drug addiction kept me from working “, she first explained before letting go:

' What mainly prevented me from working was the fact of having refused to sleep with certain producers (...) I was a pair of breasts and buttocks before becoming an actress . For Fiona Gelin, to be a sex symbol was a real pain. ' Even still now, my fans tell me about my erotic film (...) Being a sex symbol sucks. Women were jealous of me “, she explained to Non Stop People .

Ready to tell her truth, she added that she would not hesitate to ' toss names ' of producers who blackmailed him with the ' discount sofa “, in his book.” There is a producer who said to me: 'You will never make movies again '' she added. Because of these rebuffed advances , she could not have played in Detective, by Jean-Luc Godard, with Johnny Hallyday.

Fiona Gélin: drugs, labels and a famous father

But Fiona Gélin is mostly angry with herself. If she could turn back time, she wouldn't have not touched drugs : 'I am sorry. I could have turned ten times more '.

As for his surname, the same as that of his famous father , comedian Daniel Gélin, he was not much help in his career either. ' In France, on a le don de put labels on you (...) Everyone said to themselves: 'Little Gélin must be armored, her father is known'. I think it would have been easier to work if I had been discovered on the street '. The actress has, according to her, missed roles in Appointment , by André Téchiné or The Killer Summer by Jean Becker.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr