Yvette Carte Blanche
Yvette carte blanche
Series Allo Allo
Aliases Women of the streets
Appearances Season 1-9 Return of Allo Allo
Job/Position Waitress/Prostitute/Mistress of Rene Artois
Nationality French
Affiliation Collaborator (French Resistance)
Portrayed by Vicki Michelle

Yvette Carte-Blance is a main character in 'Allo 'Allo, and works as the head waitress in Café René, originally alongside Maria Recamier and later Mimi Labonq. She is passionately in love with Rene and is found kissing and hugging him nearly every episode. She would do anything for the only man she could ever love.

JOB. Edit

Yvette mainly works as a waitress in Café René, attending to the needs of French locals and German Officers and giving out drinks. She also works infrequently behind the bar.

To also make ends meet, Yvette is also known as a woman-about-the town, as referenced by Michelle in The Flying Nun.


  • "Ohhhh René!" - Primary catchphrase

Her passionate Romance with Rene Artois. Rene Artois is Yvette's True Love, many times throughout the series she is asking him to leave his wife Edith and be with her. Rene ( having been shot "dead") explains to her that he must remarry his wife to get his café back than he would leave her to marry Yvette. She has a fierce protective streak with Rene and would do anything to be with him. In the "Dungeon" episode when Rene (dressed as a girl) by the resistance and captured by Herr Flick along with the Captain and Col . Yvette crawls through the drains to see Rene and to give him his rings that contain the poison pills. She tells him that she would "I have saved a pill for myself, I cannot live without you". she would willingly die with Rene if he took the poison pills. Many scenes in the show focus on the "Romance" between them. If left alone without Rene it just kills her. Yvette's strength comes from Rene and their love for each other. When nearly interrogated by Madam Edith Yvette says "How could you think of such a thing, of course not." easily doping her with such a flimsy excuse. Rene and Yvette's love soon results in a "Bun in the Oven". and a foiled secret marriage. But it is stated that the "child" was just a fluke due to a frog and a wrong pregnancy sample.

Strength through the war. Yvette is a strong young woman willing to do her part for the war in any way she can. Even if she has to be dealing with the enemy. She entertains the col and captain along with her best friend Maria Recamier. She has a deep dislike for Mimi and her opinions are clear. She is the head waitress of the Café and Rene's true lover.

Family. Yvette has a deceased grandmother, her aunt Claudette in Paris, no father or any cousins. Her elderly widowed mother she gives paraffin to help her "cold feet" she has only told Rene of her "secret" to help her mother, Rene promises her the "secret" is safe with him. Yvette knows she can trust Rene with anything.

Happy Ending. By the end of the series Rene and Yvette have become old and grey and clearly still passionately in love with each other. While seeing their old German friends come back to Novion and while talking in front of Rene's statue, Gruber's cane knock's off the arm of the statue reveling the painting of the Fallen Madonna. taking the opportunity to flee Rene and Yvette steal the German's car with the painting Rene turns to Yvette saying "We will head for Spain sell the painting and start a new life together." Yvette is overjoyed by Rene's promise saying "Oh Rene, at last" before passionately kissing his cheek. Edith now a grey haired old bat sees him and Yvette saying for one last time " Rene what are you doing with that serving girl?" Rene quickly responds " You stupid woman can you not see I am eloping!" The lovers drive away to freedom as Edith and the rest of the gang slowly try to catch them.

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