Marion Cotillard's Suspected Stalker Is Arrested

By Sam Schulz
|  Saturday, Aug 6, 2011  |  Updated 2:05 PM PDT
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French actress Marion Cotillard poses for photographers at the world premiere of the film "Inception" at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London on July 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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French movie star Marion Cotillard can breathe a little easier now that her accused stalker has been charged.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation filed a criminal case against a New York City woman named Teresa Yuan, who had sent a series of threatening messages and videos to a Cotillard fan Web site.

The actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of legendary singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose," and her family had "become concerned for their physical safety," according to the FBI's complaint, filed in a Brooklyn federal court.

That's because Yuan had spoken in her unhinged videos of killing the actress in a game of Russian roulette.

"After it happens I'll feel no regrets whatsoever," she said in one. "That's apparently how it feels to be a killer."

Yuan also growled menacingly in one video and suggested in emails that she had tracked Cotillard's travel schedule and intended to meet her.

After her Thursday arrest, Yuan was released from jail Friday on $50,000 bail. But with the government's complaint against Yuan, it orders her to keep away from the French star and refrain from contacting her.

Yuan's lawyer refused the New York Daily News comment on the case.

After winning her Oscar, Cotillard went on to star in Hollywood hits like the psychological thriller "Inception" and Woody Allen's new "Midnight in Paris." She then retimed with "Inception" director Christopher Nolan for "The Dark Knight Rises," due next year.

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