Margaux Louise Hemingway

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Margaux Louise Hemingway

Birthplace: Portland, Multnomah County, OR, United States
Death: July 01, 1996 (42)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, United States
Place of Burial: Ketchum, Blaine County, ID, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway and Byra Louise Hemingway
Wife of Private and Private
Sister of Joan "Muffet" Hemingway and Mariel Hemingway

Occupation: Actress, Model
Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Margaux Louise Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway career included the first million-dollar contract ever awarded to a fashion model. She also appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar, and appeared on the June 16, 1975 cover of Time, which dubbed her one of the "new beauties". The September 1, 1975 cover issue of American Vogue called Hemingway "New York's New Supermodel."

Hemingway was the granddaughter of great American writer Ernest Hemingway. Amidst much hype, the 6' tall, willowy blonde made her screen debut as a model/rape victim in Lipstick (1976), which also starred her little sister, Mariel Hemingway. She went on to have a sporadic film career in such fare as Killer Fish (1979) and Killing Machine (1986). Afflicted by epilepsy, eating disorders, bouts of alcoholism, and drug addiction, Hemingway died alone in her home in Santa Monica, CA. Her body was discovered on July 1, 1996.

Movie Actress and Model. She was featured in 16 films, from 1976 to 1996, most of the films were minor. Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. Her father, Jack Hemingway, was the son of Nobel prize author Ernest Hemingway. By 1975, when she was 21, she had a budding film career, a million dollar contract with Faberge perfume, and her face was on numerous magazines around the world. She was married twice, to Erroll Wetson (1977 to 1978) and to Bernard Foucher (1979 to 1982), with both marriages ending in divorce. By 1986, she was having financial problems and trouble finding work, and she turned to alcohol to ease her problems. In 1988, she checked herself into the Betty Ford Center for rehabilitation from an alcohol problem. She supported herself later in life by autographing her photos from Playboy Magazine, and working on a psychic telephone hotline. By 1995, she lived alone, with no children, no husband or boyfriend, and few friends. She was last seen alive on June 29. She was found by police on her bed, with her legs propped up on a pillow, and a book in her lap. She left no note. After her death, her sister, Mariel Hemingway, stated that she believed Margeaux died of an epileptic seizure (as originally reported by the coroner), and not from an accidental drug overdose, as reported by the police. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson

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Margaux Louise Hemingway's Timeline

February 16, 1954
Portland, Multnomah County, OR, United States
July 1, 1996
Age 42
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, United States
July 1, 1996
Age 42
Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Blaine County, ID, United States