Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre died at the age of 54. - Jacques BENAROCH / SIPA

Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre did not wake up from her coma. Personality of the Gotha and the European jet set, she died this Friday morning in Paris at the age of 54 from the consequences of a motorcycle accident, her family announced to AFP.

“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.

From the “Celebrity Farm” to the cinema

Coming from one of the great houses of the French nobility, Hermine of Clermont-Tonnerre, princess according to a pontifical title granted to her family in 1823, has published several successful guides to good manners, including Politesse oblige (L'Archipel) and The Art and the manner of the 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, alongside Brigitte Nielsen, Jeane Manson and Aldo Maccione.

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.


Robert Conrad, American TV star, died at 84


Marc Fumaroli, historian and academician, died at the age of 88

  • Motorbike
  • Accident
  • People