Michele Bennett

Michele Bennett
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Michele Bennett Biography

Michèle Bennett was born in Port-au-Prince in 1950, the daughter of Ernest Bennett, a Haitian businessman. She was educated at St. Mary's School in Peekskill, New York and worked as a secretary in the garment district in New York City. She married Alix Pasquet, the son of Captain Alix Pasquet, a well-known mulatto officer who in 1958 led the Dade County Deputy Sheriffs' Invasion against Papa Doc Duvalier. By Pasquet she had two children, Alix Jr. and Sacha.

She married Baby Doc Duvalier in 1980. Their wedding, Haiti's social event of the decade, cost an unprecedented $3 million. Fireworks for the ceremony alone cost $100,000. Madame Duvalier at first endeared herself to the population by distributing clothes and food to the needy and opening several medical clinics, but she soon became famous for her cruelty, rapacity, and enthusiastic shopping. The Duvaliers had two children, Francois Nicolas and Anya. Read Full Bio >>

Michele Bennett Awards

2005 IF Awards The Magician (2005/I). Nominated
2000 Australian Film Institute Best Film Chopper (2000). Nominated