Mylene Demongeot entered films in 1954 at a time when virtually every French actress with blonde hair was immediately labeled a sex symbol. Though many of her screen assignments were along the ooh-la-la lines of her Swedish maid in the British Upstairs, Downstairs (1959), she was also capable of intensely dramatic performances in films like The Crucible (1956). Her later work included such larger-than-life adventure fare as The Three Musketeers (1964) (as Milady DeWinter) and two of the Fantomas films of the 1960s. She also starred in Professore, a French TV detective series of the late '80s. The owners of their own production company, Kangarou Films, Mylene Demongeot and her husband, Marc Simenon, have produced a number of films, notably 1980's Signe Forax.