Hollywood marriages are notorious for their short lifespan. Britney Spears was once married for only 55 hours! As a result of this, celebrity marriages that have stood the test of time are often extolled. One of such is the union of Micheline Roquebrune. She is the wife of distinguished actor, Sean Connery and they have been married for nearly 40 years. Find out more about her including her family life.
Micheline Roquebrune Bio
Micheline Roquebrune was born on the 4th of April 1992. She grew up in countries such as Tunisia and Morocco. There is not much information about her parents but it is known that she has French and Moroccan ancestry. Roquebrune is an accomplished painter and artist. Her journey into the art world began when she was young. While growing up, she didn’t really like art. However, she still took the time to visit museums and art galleries.
Roquebrune was convinced to try painting when she was 23 years old. She had visited a Parisian art gallery known as Lagerie Charpentier and was appalled by the quality of work she saw there. She, therefore, decided to try her hands at painting. Her first few efforts were terrible and she convinced an acquaintance, who was also a painter, to give her some lessons.
Her work subsequently improved and since then she has never looked back. Micheline Roquebrune mostly paints portraits of people and her preferred medium is oil. She has said that her love for portraiture is because she finds people’s features and expressions interesting.
Roquebrune has also revealed that she prefers painting a model rather than from photographs. Micheline Roquebrune is one artist who paints for the love of art rather than for publicity. She was initially hesitant about displaying her works in public. However in recent years, she has relented and her work has been exhibited in various cities such as Washington D.C. (National Museum of Women in the Arts), Chicago (Alliance Français) and Athens.
Micheline Roquebrune is married to legendary actor, Sean Connery. Connery was born on the 25th of August 1930 in the city of Edinburgh. He spent his early years doing various odd jobs, serving in the navy and modeling. He eventually became a stage actor at the age of 24. Since this humble beginning, he has featured in movies such as Time Bandit, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Rock, Untouchables and more. He also played James Bond in a total of seven Bond movies. Connery has received several awards in the course of his career including an Oscar for best-supporting actor.
Roquebrune and her husband first met in 1970 at a golf tournament in Morocco. It was a case of instant attraction as they spent four days playing golf and making love. At the time, Roquebrune was not fluent in English but even this could not stand in the way of their love.
After their four day tryst, the duo moved on with their respective lives until two years later when Connery called Roquebrune. He invited her to come to his villa in Spain. She was stunned by his effrontery but the pull was irresistible. She joined him in Spain and they tied the knot three years later in 1975. The couple does not have any children together but Roquebrune has three children from her two previous marriages. They are Oliver, Micha, and Stephane. Connery also has a son named Jason from his first marriage.
Facts About Sean Connery’s Wife
• Her husband is the very first actor to portray the iconic British spy, 007, in the James Bond movie series.
• Roquebrune is an exceptional golfer and has won some tournaments.
• Her husband was knighted in 2000 by The Queen. This means that Micheline Roquebrune is Lady Connery.
• She is multilingual and speaks French, Spanish and English.
• Micheline Roquebrune spent seven years of her childhood in the convent; from ages 7 to 14.
• She is very petite (5 feet 5 inches tall) in comparison to her husband who is quite tall at 6 feet 2 inches.
• Some of her artworks are titled New York in the rain, Heidi on the Balcony, Mother Theresa, and Reflections in the Water.