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Edith Bonlieu

Full name: Marie Edith Bonlieu (-Vuarnet)
Gender: Female
Born: September 18, 1934 in Paron, Yonne, France
Died: December 22, 1995 in Vercors, Isère, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of François Bonlieu; Wife of Jean Vuarnet.


Edith Bonlieu came from a skiing family, although her brother, [François Bonlieu], achieved more fame as a skier, winning the 1964 Olympic giant slalom gold medal. Edith was a three-time French champion and competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics. She eventually married 1960 Olympic downhill champion [Jean Vuarnet]. Edith Bonlieu and her youngest son, Patrick, eventually joined the Order of the Solar Temple cult. In 1994-95, the cult carried out mass suicides in several Swiss villages and Edith and Patrick were among those who took their own lives.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 21 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA AC DNF

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1956 Winter 21 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings AC DNF
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