Public Enemies cast of characters
Find out who played John Dillinger before Johnny Depp got the role.
The role Billie Frechette
One of Dillinger’s many girlfriends, known for doing his household chores
Starring Marion Cotillard
Past portrayals In Milius’s film, Dillinger meets Frechette (Michelle Phillips) in a bar and promptly segues from their flirtation into a robbery. In this version of the story, Frechette is explicitly a prostitute. (“It’s the oldest profession in the world,” Oates’s Dillinger reassures her. “There were whores before there were bank robbers.”) The depiction of Frechette here seems to include elements of Dillinger’s final girlfriend, the prostitute Polly Hamilton (played in Public Enemies by Leelee Sobieski), who was with him at the Biograph.