Yves Montand to be exhumed to test paternityBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7120.1397b (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1397
- Alexander Dorozynski
The Paris court of appeal has ordered the exhumation of the body of Yves Montand to resolve a long drawn out paternity suit. Apart from the macabre aspects of such a procedure, the decision has raised ethical and legal questions.
In 1974 Montand, a crooner and actor and one of France's most popular symbols, met Anne Drossart, a young actress with whom he had an affair. A year later she gave birth to …