The late Mrs. d'Achille was a journalist. She took part in an expedition conducted by Jacques Cousteau, which stimulated her interest in the environment. Mrs. d'Achille visited the Peruvian jungles for 18 years, opposing any depredation and campaigned for national parks and sustainable development.
In 1987, the Continental Bank honoured her with an award for creating awareness of conservation. During a mission to study the area of Huancavelica, Peru, she was attacked and murdered on 31 May 1989.