LSouth African actress and model Charlbi Dean, character in the film “Without Filter”, Palme d’or at Cannes this year, died Monday in New York at the age of 32, announced a spokeswoman confirming information from the specialized press.
“It’s appalling,” a representative of the actress replied to AFP by email, adding “confirm information from TMZ”, the American media of reference for celebrities. According to this site and the media Deadline, Charlbi Dean died “suddenly” Monday in a hospital in New York.
No information was available on the causes of her death, in particular on a possible illness against which she would have fought.
In the film “Without filter” (“Triangle of Sadness” in English) by Swedish Ruben Östlund, Charlbi Dean plays Yaya, a top model and influencer, obsessed with her image and her career, who is offered a luxury cruise with her little one. friend who is also a model.
Five years after “The Square”, Ruben Östlund won a second Palme d’or in May at the 75th Cannes Film Festival with this enjoyable satire of the super-rich and luxury, judged as the most entertaining film in the Cannes competition.
According to the specialized press, Charlbi Dean Kriek was born on February 5, 1990 in Cape Town, South Africa, and began modeling at the age of six, then a career on the screens from the age of 20 with two first South African films: “Spud” in 2010 and the sequel “Spud 2” in 2013, with John Cleese in particular. We also saw her in 2017 in an American horror film, “Don’t Sleep”, and, the following year in “Interview with God” (“An Interview with God”).