Yvette Carte-Blanche
Yvette carte blanche
Series Allo Allo
Aliases Women of the streets
First appearance Pilot: The British Are Coming
Last appearance

A Winkle In Time

Job/Position Waitress/Prostitute/Mistress of René Artois
Nationality French
Affiliation Collaborator (French Resistance)
Portrayed by Vicki Michelle

Yvette Carte-Blanche 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.

Catchphrases ===

  • "Ohhhh René!" - Primary catchphrase

Relationship with René Artois Edit

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

Strength through the war Edit

Yvette is a strong young woman willing to do her part for the war in any way she can, even if it means dealing with the enemy. She entertains the colonel 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 Edit

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 Edit

By the end of the series René 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 Nouvion 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 with the painting, René and Yvette steal Gruber's car. René 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 René, at last" before passionately kissing his cheek. Edith, now a grey haired "old bat" sees him and Yvette together, saying one last time "René, 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 group slowly try to catch them.

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