Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, personality of the Gotha and the European jet set, died this Friday morning in Paris at the age of 54 from the consequences of a motorcycle accident.
From one of the great houses of the French nobility, Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, princess according to a pontifical title granted to her family in 1823, has published several guides to successful manners, including Politeness obliges (The Archipelago) and The Art and Way of Wedding Speech (Lattès).
Accustomed to the mundane pages of magazines, Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, juror of the Miss France 2003 election, participated in several reality TV shows including “Fear Factor” in 2004 and “La Ferme Celebrités” in 2010, notably alongside Brigitte Nielsen, Jeane Manson and Aldo Maccione.
Stylist, visual artist and actress
“Hermine left us this Friday at 10.45 am after a month of coma at the Kremlin-Bicêtre hospital, following a tragic motorcycle accident. She died with all her family, “said her brother Aynard of Clermont-Tonnerre and his ex-companion, Alastair Cuddeford.
After having been a stylist at Dior, Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, also a visual artist, daughter of the Duke and Prince Charles Henry of Clermont-Tonnerre and Anne Moranvillé, had created a communication and event agency.
In the cinema, she played her own role in several films including “Riches, belles, etc …” by Bunny Godillot (1998) and “Trois zéros” by Fabien Onteniente (2002).
Mother of two, Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, in a relationship from 1999 to 2009 with businessman Alastair Cuddeford, was the victim on June 1 of a motorcycle accident and has since been in a coma.