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Monique van Vooren

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Name  Monique Vooren
Role  Theatre actress

Spouse  Jerry Purcell
Children  Eric Purcell
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Movies  Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Greystone Park, Fearless Frank, Tomorrow Is Too Late, What Makes Sammy R
Similar People  Paul Morrissey, Sean Stone, Antonio Margheriti, Leonide Moguy, Philip Kaufman

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Monique van Vooren (born March 25, 1927) is a Belgian-American musical theatre, film and television actress and dancer, who first arrived in the United States on November 3, 1949. She has written several books.


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Early years

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Born in Brussels to Belgian parents, George Bronz (or Bronze) and Louise van Vooren, respectively, Monique was a champion skater and a beauty queen in Belgium. She reportedly studied philosophy and languages and learned to speak English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. "I can also read Greek and Latin", she claimed. Her first visit to the United States apparently took place in 1946 at age 19, with the married name "Jakobson" and listed as a "housewife". Her second husband was Kurt (or Curt) Henry Pfenniger. Her third husband was New York businessman Gerard Walter Purcell (October 17, 1915 – March 17, 2002). The couple were married from 1958 until Purcell's death in 2002.


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On Broadway, van Vooren played in John Murray Anderson's Almanac (1953–54) and Man on the Moon (1975). In the 1960s, van Vooren starred in summer stock theatre productions in the United States. Van Vooren recorded an album, Mink in HiFi for RCA Victor. In 1956, she signed a contract with Request Records.

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In 1983, Signet published Night Sanctuary, written by van Vooren. She described the book as being about "the dark side of people."

In 1983, van Vooren was found guilty of lying before a federal grand jury and "ordered to get psychiatric help and perform 500 hours of community service as part of a suspended sentence." The sentence resulted from an investigation of "whether she had pocketed her dead mother [who died in 1957]'s Social Security payments."


  • 2012: Greystone Park (as Monique)
  • 1987: Wall Street (as "Woman at '21'")
  • 1973: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (as Baroness Katrin Frankenstein)
  • 1973: Ash Wednesday (as German Woman)
  • 1973: Sugar Cookies (as Helene)
  • 1971: The Decameron
  • Queen of Skulls (as Monique Van Voren)
  • 1968: Batman (television series)
  • Penguin's Clean Sweep (as Miss Clean; 1968)
  • Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club (as Miss Clean; uncredited, 1968)
  • 1967: Fearless Frank (as Plethora)
  • 1965: The Trials of O'Brien (TV series)
  • Goodbye and Keep Cool (as Eve St. Clair; 1965)
  • 1959–63: The United States Steel Hour (TV series)
  • Southwest Quarter (1963)
  • A Taste of Champagne (as Simone Durrell; 1959)
  • 1961: The DuPont Show of the Month (TV series)
  • Trick or Treason (as Krys; 1961)
  • 1959: Happy Anniversary (as Jeanette Revere)
  • 1959: Sunday Showcase (TV series)
  • What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) … Zizi Molnari
  • What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) … Zizi Molnari
  • 1958: Gigi (showgirl; uncredited)
  • 1957: Ten Thousand Bedrooms (as Girl on Main Title)
  • 1957: Producers' Showcase (episode: Mayerling : TV film released theatrically in Europe)
  • 1955: Ça va barder (as Irène)
  • 1955: The Infiltrator (as Elaine)
  • 1953: Tarzan and the She-Devil (as Lyra, the She-Devil)
  • 1950: Tomorrow Is Too Late (as Giannina)
  • References

    Monique van Vooren Wikipedia