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Born Mireille Aigroz, she adopted the stage name Darc due to her esteem of French national heroine Jeanne D'Arc.
Had a heart condition from childhood. In the 1980's her career was interrupted by open-heart surgery after a car accident in which she sustained serious injuries. She had further heart surgery in 2013.
Blond actress and model, once compared to Brigitte Bardot. Best known for her role in Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire in which she wore a black, backless dress, deigned by Guy Laroche and now housed at the Louvre Museum.