Genevieve Waite Wiki
Genevieve Waite, a South African actress who was the mother of Bijou Phillips, died over the weekend. She was 71 years old at the time of death; her cause of death has not been revealed
Actress Geneviève Waïte dies at 71, confirms daughter Bijou Phillips https://t.co/KbfDDFO1OK
— MSN (@MSN) May 20, 2019
Her daughter, Bijou Lilly Phillips in a statement to TMZ, wrote:
“Our beautiful mother Geneviève Waite Phillips, passed away in her sleep. She was a beautiful soul, and born from another planet. Her ideas, her songs, her voice, and her heart beat to a beautiful African rhythm no one else had and I am so thankful she was able to share it.”
She was a light, a fairy, and a gift of a creature. The lyrics she wrote on her album were timeless and smart. Her mind was poetry and wit, her sense of humor was quick and dry. My father and my mother had a magical, wonderful, heartbreaking life together but they created a masterpiece of music (Romance is on the Rise) and I’m so honored to be their child.
My mother’s role in ‘Joanna’ was groundbreaking for racial divides. My mother was a gift and I will miss her everyday. In everything I cook, and in everything I sing and in everything I do without her wise guidance.”
Genevieve Waite Husband(s), Divorce
Waite married musician John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas on January 31st, 1972. They had two children, Tamerlane Phillips, and Bijou Phillips. They divorced in 1985. She later married Norman Buntaine; they later separated.
Genevieve Waite Daughter (Bijou Phillips)
According to her Wikipedia Bio, Bijou Lilly Phillips was born April 1st, 1980. She is an American actress, model, socialite, and singer. Bijou is the daughter of musician John Phillips and Genevieve Waite. She began her career as a model, and at 13, became one of the youngest people to ever appear on the cover of Italian Vogue. Phillips made her singing debut with I’d Rather Eat Glass (1999), and since her first major film appearance in Black and White (1999), she has acted in Almost Famous (2000), Bully (2001), The Door in the Floor (2004), Hostel: Part II (2007), and Choke (2008). From 2010 to 2013, she played the recurring role of Lucy Carlyle on the television series Raising Hope.
Bijou Phillips says her mother Geneviève Waite has died at 71: ‘She was a light, a fairy and a gift’: Bijou, who’s been seen in films such as Bully and Black & White, opened up about her mother’s multiple talents, as she had been an actress, model and… https://t.co/j1vcd7aNQN pic.twitter.com/3J3fJGwbjr
— RushReads (@RushReads) May 20, 2019
Phillips and the rest of her family have not made any public tributes to Waite on social media yet. However, Philips did post a touching Instagram in honor of Mother’s Day, writing, “Happy mothers day to all the Mama’s out there… Love this little lady so much, so happy to be her Mama…”
Phillips’ Most Recent Instagram Activity Features a Touching Mother’s Day Post
Phillips and the rest of her clan have not made any public tributes to Waite on social media yet. However, Philips did post a touching Instagram in honor of Mother’s Day, writing, “Happy mothers day to all the Mama’s out there… Love this little lady so much, so happy to be her Mama…”
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To People, Phillips gave the same statement she gave TMZ on her mother’s passing. She added, My brothers and sisters are all grieving. It’s nice thinking she is with our Dad, dancing around heaven… 2/13/1948 – 5/18/2019 Survived by Children Tamerlane Phillips, Bijou Phillips and stepchildren Jeffrey Phillips, Mackenzie Phillips and Chynna Phillips.”
— Micheal Soriano (@Soriano310ms) May 20, 2019
Waite Was Married to Tom Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas Fame
In 1972, Waite married John Phillips, a member of The Mamas and The Papas. They had two children together, Bijou and a son named Tamerlane Phillips.
Per People, Waite was born in Cape Town and started her career as a model before transitioning over into acting and singing roles. She starred in movies including Joanna, Move and Just a Kiss.
Genevieve Waite Movies
- Just a Kiss (2002). Performer of “Love is Coming Back”.
- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). Performer of “Love is Coming Back”.
- Move (1970) as “The Girl”
- Myra Breckinridge (1970) as the “Dental patient” (uncredited)
- Joanna (1968) as “Joanna”
Genevieve Waite Music
Waite’s 1974 album Romance Is on the Rise was produced by her second husband, John Phillips, formerly of the folk-rock group the Mamas & the Papas. A 2005 release of the album includes her cover of the Velvet Underground song “Femme Fatale”.
Genevieve Waite Dead: South African Actress Dead at 71https://t.co/qlgJFLvqCl
Genevieve Waite Death and Cause
Genevieve Waite died on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. She was 71 years old at the time of death; her cause of death has not been revealed.
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