Capucine was born as the daughter of a French middle-class family and started her career as a model 15 (including Dior and Givenchy ) in Paris. Her first film she made with 21 (Jacques Becker's Rendezvous de Julliet 1949), but the international success came only a decade later, as the producer Charles K. Feldman "discovering ". She studied acting at George Ratoff; Columbia Pictures took them under contract and got her first major role, the Princess Carolyne in the Franz Liszt Biography Few are chosen from the year 1960.
In 1963 she presented her comedic talent in the feature film The Pink Panther on the side of Peter Sellers, David Niven, Claudia Cardinale and Robert Wagner demonstrated. From the mid-1960s on, she played mainly in European films. The Italian director Fellini, it undertook in 1970 for his film Fellini Satyricon.
Capucine suffered most of her life from bipolar disorder. She put her life to an end in 1990 by participating in Lausanne from her apartment fell on the eighth floor.