Belgian Actress Maite Nahyr Dies at 64

After small roles in several films from notable directors like Roman Polanski, Federico Fellini and Cedric Klapisch, the actress died of a long illness

Belgian actress Maite Nahyr has died in Marseille after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, her close friend director Pascaline Ponti said on Tuesday. She was 64.

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The 64 year-old actress played several supporting roles in notable titles starting in the 1960s. She has worked with Roman Polanski, Serge Gainsbourg and Federico Fellini during her long career. Some notable titles include Polanski’s The Tenant, Leos CaraxBoy Meets Girl and Fellini’s City of Women. More recently, the actress starred in Meeting Venus opposite Glenn Close in 1991, in Pierre Schoendoerffer’s La Chute de Dien Bien Phu and Cedric Klapisch’s Little Nothings in 1992.

Nahyr starred in theatrical productions including Philippe Adrien’s La Visite and Antoine Vitez’ Ubu Roi at the Chaillot National Theater in 1985. Nahyr, who died on Sunday, was originally from South Africa, but made her career in Europe.