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The surname alone connoted fortune, wealth and creativity, but Portland-born Margaux Hemingway worked hard throughout her career to carve her own niche in the Hemingway saga. Raised in Ketchum, Idaho, Margaux worked various jobs in the Sun Valley area before traveling to New York City in the mid 1970's. With her striking beauty, she quickly made a name for herself as a model. She was the first model to be paid one million US Dollars to front a cosmetics line and appear on dozens of fashion magazine covers. Her work for the Faberge fragrance 'Babe' led to nationwide recognition, so it was no surprise that Hollywood came next.

In 1976, the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976) was released. Margaux had the starring role, and at her suggestion, her younger sister Mariel Hemingway was cast in a supporting role. Though the film had its merits, it found no favor among Hollywood critics, who were quick to slam her performance. Mariel, however, won praise and went on to appear in a number of high profile film projects in the late 70's and early 80's. In spite of her downfall, Margaux continued to work as a model and occasional actress, appearing in the low-budget horror Killer Fish (1979) opposite 'Lee Majors' and Karen Black. Margaux began attracting more attention from her turbulent social life, frequenting Studio 54 in New York and attending numerous glamorous parties and events. It was in this period that alcoholism began to come into play, a fact she later put down to her nervousness amongst the high profile celebrity crowd of New York.

In the 1980's she appeared in a couple of movies, most notably Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984), a movie that she later mentioned as her favorite. Margaux spent much time traveling and spending time with her by now second husband Bernard Foucher. In 1984, Margaux was spending much time in Miami, Florida, and embarked upon the making of Hemingway: Winner Take Nothing (1998) (V) in Cuba. The documentary chronicled the work of her famous grandfather Ernest Hemingway, and involved her traveling around Europe and the USA. Her marriage to Foucher ended in the mid 1980's and the documentary hit the cutting room floor until its eventual release in 1998. Margaux next hit headlines by spending time at the Betty Ford Clinic to deal with her alcohol problems. She had gained weight, her career had dried up, and her second, childless marriage was over.

In 1988, Margaux emerged from the clinic with positive energy. She sold her tale to People Magazine and began to work on her film career again. The French movie Messe en si mineur, La (1990) was filmed in 1989, with her in a leading role, and in mid 1990, she appeared in the pages of Playboy Magazine. This move certainly attracted attention, and it was not long before she joined erotic thriller bandwagon of the early 1990Fred Olen Ray cast her as 'the other women' in the video rental store hit Inner Sanctum (1991), a role that required nudity. She was overshadowed by Tanya Roberts revealing performance in the movie, and went to be cast in a series of small roles in Love Is Like That (1993) (Bad Love), Deadly Rivals (1993) and a lead in erotica aficionado Joe D'Amato 's Donna di una sera, La (1991). Margaux changed the spelling of her name to Margot to serve as an official reminder of her sobriety in 1993.

In 1994, Double Obsession (1994) was released. Filmed in Boulder, Colorado, Margaux had split lead credit with English actress Maryam d'Abo, and she reprized her role as Anna Rawlins alongside Michael Nouri, Sandahl Bergman and Tracy Brooks Swope in Inner Sanctum II (1994). In 1995 her film career was struggling, and she was dogged by rumors of depression, something that she divulged all too often on celebrity chat shows like 'Geraldo Rivera'. In Vicious Kiss (1995) Margaux played opposite feisty Monique Parent in a throwaway role that was unflattering to her image and career.

More rumors abounded when a trip to India was cut short in 1995, sparking a frenzy over her mental health as she recovered at the Hemingway family home in Idaho, and despite her excitement to be narrator and moderator for an Animal Planet documentary 'Wild Guide', she seemed to be struggling. In July 1996, Margaux was found dead in her new Santa Monica apartment. A friend had become concerned after not seeing her for a while. The death was ruled as suicide by overdose sometime later, a ruling that her popular actress sister disagreed with.

Margaux Hemingway proved to be another in an unfortunate line of Hollywood tragedies, in spite of trying so hard in her last few years to keep her career fueled. Her husky voice and trademark eyebrows will only be remembered positively in the fashion world, not by her days as a leading lady. Backroads to Vegas (1996) (TV), her final film, was released in 1999, and a scheduled biopic was shelved. Margaux had been an avid environmentalist and traveler, and that was the path her career was taking. Over a decade later, her memory has been laid to rest, but her high profile personal problems may serve as a bitter reminder as to how hard playing the fame game can be.

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Thanks so much Alicia!! Wonderful pictures- although it still makes me sad to think of her... So beautiful, so disturbed and tragic...

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CAPTION: Paris, France_Margaux Heminway in Paris.©Francis Apesteguy /Sardine Photos_File Photo LOCATION: Paris, , FrancePOST DATE: Mar/25/2006 11:29 AMTAG ID: spfphotos004406





CAPTION: 14th February 1978: American actor and comedian Gilda Radner (1946 - 1989), American journalist Mary Welsh Hemingway (1908 - 1986), and her step-granddaughter, American actor and model Margaux Hemingway smiling at a Valentine's Day party at Studio 54 nightclub, New York City. Mary Hemingway was the widow of the late writer Ernest Hemingway, Margaux's grandfather. (Photo by D. Gortson/New York Times Co./Getty Images) LOCATION: , , United StatesPOST DATE: Nov/23/2005 4:21 AMTAG ID: gettyhulton140762




CAPTION: Model-turned-actress MARGAUX HEMINGWAY, the granddaughter of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, stars in the cover of Playboy magazine in May, 1990. LOCATION: New York, NY, USAPOST DATE: Nov/26/2004 3:44 PMTAG ID: zumaphotos899668



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CAPTION: 1980's New York, NY. Margaux Hemingway, Cary Grant and Farrah Fawcett at Studio 54. POST DATE: Jul/1/1998 6:07 PMTAG ID: gettypix155878




CAPTION: (FILES) Picture dated 14 May 1989 of Actress and model Margaux Hemingway at the Cannes film festival. The 41-year-old grandaughter of late US novelist Ernest Hemingway, was found dead at her home in Santa Monica, California 01 July. LOCATION: CANNES, FrancePOST DATE: Apr/30/1998 12:56 PMTAG ID: afpphotos233544



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She was stunning. She and Mariel look just alike.

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She was stunning. She and Mariel look just alike.
Yes, and sometimes, the ressemblance is so amazing that we can hesitate...

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