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French actress Béatrice Dalle reveals she once ate a dead man's ear

The Betty Blue star didn't hold back in revealing her past antics

Olivia Blair
Wednesday 03 February 2016 18:15 GMT
Dalle in August, 2015
Dalle in August, 2015 (Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Béatrice Dalle, the french actress famous for her role in Betty Blue, has admitting to eating a dead man’s ear while high on acid.

The actress was appearing on the french programme Divan when she divulged her past stomach-turning antics.

Dalle told the visibly shocked host she used to work in a morgue with friends and one time they “made ourselves a meal”. She said she had a taste of the ear because “we wanted to eat because we had taken acid,” reports The Local.

The 51-year-old played down the incident by laughing and mockingly reassuring the host: “Oh la la. It’s ok”.

Dalle also revealed that she and her friends would sell body parts to medical students, “nobody complained” she jokingly said of the corpses.

Dalle in the 1986 film (Moviestore Collection/REX Shutterstock)

Dalle rose to prominence playing the lead role in Betty Blue in 1986 and subsequently appeared in a range of french films.

The ear-biting incident is one of many in Dalle’s controversial personal life. The actress was arrested in 1991 for shoplifting which resulted in a six-month suspended sentence, she was later convicted for possessing heroin and cocaine in 1995. In 2011, she told the Independent she was banned from the US for seven years after hitting a consul in the late 1990s.

In 2005 she met her husband Huanael Meziani who was an inmate in a Brittany prison for detaining, beating and raping an ex-girlfriend. After his release in 2009, Meziani was re-arrested after an alleged row between the couple. In 2011 she told the Independent the couple were still together but live separately.

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