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Yvette Picard

Yvette Gessard-Picard was a Human woman who lived in La Barre, France during the early-24th century. She was the wife of Maurice Picard, the mother of Robert and Jean-Luc Picard, and the paternal grandmother of René Picard. Yvette was deceased by 2364. Jean-Luc affectionately referred to her as "Maman".

Yvette used to sing "come out, come out wherever you are" to Jean-Luc when he was a young child. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

While in a distant section of the universe where thoughts become reality, Jean-Luc Picard experienced a brief vision of his mother. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

As a child, Captain Picard took piano lessons; though he seemed antipathetic to them, in later life he regretted giving them up, as they pleased his mother. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")

Yvette was played by Herta Ware.
Her name was mentioned in TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II", and was a homage to actress Yvette Mimieux, who starred in the 1960 film The Time Machine. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 2nd ed., p. 361)

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