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The character of Jill Abbot in “The Fires of Love” will soon see her French voice change following the death of Anne Kerylen who doubled her for nearly 30 years.


Bad news for fans of The Young and the Restless. After announcing Monday the departure of one of his actresses, this time it is the French voice of an emblematic character who will experience a radical change.

For more than 30 years, Anne Kerylen has been lending her voice to Jill Abbott (Jess Walton), one of the most iconic plagues of the famous soap. Sadly, the voice actress passed away in her sleep on March 23 at the age of 77.

Passionate about theater from a young age, Anne Kerylen nonetheless continued, at the insistence of her parents, to study literature in order to become a teacher of French, Latin and Greek. At the same time, she continues to take drama lessons at the conservatory of the city of Lille.

She will eventually quit teaching to settle in Paris and pursue her dream. The actress will thus make a brief stint in front of the camera for the series Les Gens de Mogador before cutting her teeth in the theater. From the end of the 1970s, she specialized in dubbing.

Anne Kerylen very quickly becomes one of the emblematic voices of the small screen thanks to her interpretation of Clio in the cartoon Albator, the space corsair. She has also dubbed many characters from successful American series including Tiffany Welles (Shelley Hack) in Funny Ladies, Sarah Carter (Pamela Roylance) in The Little House on the Prairie or Laura Avery Sumner (Constance McCashin) in West Coast.

In 1991, Anne Kerylen became the French voice of Jill Abbott, played by Jess Walton, thus becoming the third voice of the formidable businesswoman. She succeeds Manoëlle Gaillard and Anne Ludovik, until today.

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