Biography

Jeanne Moreau ( 23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director.

She made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949 and eventually achieved prominence as the star of Lift to the Scaffold (UK)/Elevator to the Gallows (USA) (1958), directed by Louis Malle and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continues to appear in films to the present day.

Moreau was the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards.

Moreau died on 31 July 2017, at the age of 89.

Jeanne Moreau ( 23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director.

She made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949 and eventually achieved prominence as the star of Lift to the Scaffold (UK)/Elevator to the Gallows (USA) (1958), directed by Louis Malle and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continues to appear in films to the present day.

Moreau was the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards.

Moreau died on 31 July 2017, at the age of 89.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 138

Birthday 1928-01-23

Day of Death 2017-07-31

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Accursed Kings as Mahaut d'Artois
2013 L'Habit ne fait pas le moine as Madeleine
2013 Ain't Misbehavin as Herself
2013 Lullaby to my Father
2012 A Lady in Paris as Frida
2012 Gebo and the Shadow as Candidinha
2010 Dispositif 47 - The Second Death
2009 Eleanor's Secret as Eléonore (voix)
2009 Face as Jeanne
2009 Carmel
2009 Bulles de Vian
2009 Looking for Truffaut as Herself
2008 Château en Suède as Agathe Falsen
2008 One Day You'll Understand as Rivka
2007 Disengagement as Françoise
2007 To Each His Own Cinema
2006 Roméo et Juliette as Laurence
2005 Go West as Novinar
2005 The Accursed Kings(5 episodes) as Mahaut d'Artois
2005 Time to Leave as Laura
2005 Ashes and Snow as French Narrator (voice)
2004 François Truffaut, une autobiographie as Herself
2001 Cet Amour-là as Marguerite Duras
2001 Lisa as Lisa (old)
2000 Les Misérables(4 episodes) as Mère Innocente
2000 The Prince's Manuscript as Alessandra Wolf (Licy)
1999 Balzac(2 episodes)
1999 Balzac: A Life Of Passion as Charlotte-Laure
1998 EverAfter as Grande Dame
1997 Witch Way Love as Eglantine
1997 Love & Confusions as Libra
1996 The Proprietor as Adrienne Mark
1996 I Love You, I Love You Not
1996 Catherine The Great as Elizabeth
1996 The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful as Herself (Uncredited)
1995 Orson Welles: The One-Man Band as (segment "The Deep") (archive footage)
1995 The World of Jacques Demy as Herself
1995 Beyond the Clouds as L'amica del pittore
1995 One Hundred and One Nights as La première ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
1993 Map of the Human Heart as Sister Banville
1993 Je m'appelle Victor
1993 The Summer House as Lili
1992 La Nuit de l'océan as Hélène Sauveterre
1991 The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea as Lady M
1991 Until the End of the World as Edith Farber
1991 Anna Karamazoff as Woman
1991 The Suspended Step of the Stork as The Woman
1990 La femme fardée as La Doria
1990 Alberto Express
1990 La Femme Nikita as Armande
1990 With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film as Herself
1989 Screen One(1 episode) as Angelique
1987 Le miraculé as Sabine
1986 Sauve-toi, Lola
1986 Paltoquet as Barbesitzerin
1986 Francois Simon the Presence as Herself
1985 Vivement Truffaut as Jeanne Moreau
1982 La Truite as Lou
1982 Querelle as Lysiane
1981 Mille milliards de dollars as Madame Benoît-Lambert
1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid as Lili Marlene
1981 L'Intoxe as Marie-Pierre
1981 Heat of Desire as Hélène
1976 The Last Tycoon as Didi
1976 Mr. Klein as Florence
1976 Lumière as Sarah
1976 French Provincial as Berthe
1975 Hu-Man
1975 The Garden That Tilts
1974 Going Places as Jeanne Pirolle
1974 Elite Group
1973 Joanna Francesa
1973 Omnibus: François Truffaut as Herself
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(1 episode)
1972 Repeated Absences as La voix de la nostalgie (voice)
1972 Nathalie Granger as andere Frau
1972 L'humeur vagabonde as Myriam Bingeot
1972 Dear Louise
1971 Comptes à rebours as Madeleine
1970 The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir as La chanteuse / The Singer (segment "Quand l'amour meurt")
1970 Monte Walsh as Martine Bernard
1970 Langlois as Self
1970 The Deep
1969 Le corps de Diane
1968 Le Tiroir secret(1 episode) as Vivi
1968 Great Catherine as Catherine
1968 The Immortal Story as Virginie Ducrot
1968 The Bride Wore Black as Julie Kohler
1968 Portrait: Orson Welles as Interviewee
1967 Les Misérables(8 episodes)
1967 The Oldest Profession as Mimi
1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar
1966 Mademoiselle as Mademoiselle
1965 Chimes at Midnight as Doll Tearsheet
1965 Viva Maria! as Maria II
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
1964 The Train as Christine
1964 Mata Hari, agent H21 as Mata Hari / Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
1964 Diary of a Chambermaid as Céléstine
1963 The Victors as French Woman
1963 The Fire Within as Eva
1963 Bay of Angels as Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
1963 Banana Peel as Cathy / Mme Volney
1962 The Trial as Marika Burstner
1962 Eva as Eva Olivier
1962 Jules and Jim as Catherine
1961 A Woman Is a Woman as La femme du bar
1961 La Notte as Lidia
1960 Dialogue with the Carmelites as Mère Marie de l'Incarnation
1960 Seven Days... Seven Nights as Anne Desbarèdes
1960 5 Branded Women as Ljuba
1959 Dangerous Liaisons as Juliette Valmont
1959 The 400 Blows as Woman with Dog
1958 The Lovers as Jeanne Tournier
1958 Back to the Wall as Gloria Decrey
1958 Elevator to the Gallows as Florence Carala
1958 Échec au porteur as Jacqueline Tourieu
1957 Three Days to Live as Jeanne Fortin
1957 L'étrange monsieur Steve as Florence
1957 Demoniac as Agnès Vanaux
1957 Until the Last One as Gina
1956 The Wages of Sin as Angèle Ribot
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)
1955 Hi-Jack Highway as Alice
1955 M'sieur la Caille as Fernande
1955 Les Hommes en blanc
1954 Queen Margot as Marguerite de Valois, "La Reine Margot"
1954 The Scheming Women as Mona Rémi, la femme de Paul
1954 Touchez Pas au Grisbi as Josy
1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory as Julie, La Serveuse
1953 Julietta as Rosie Facibey
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1952 Il est minuit, docteur Schweitzer as actrice
1950 Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés
1950 Three Sinners as Martine Annequin
1949 Dernier amour as Michèle

Directing

1983 Lillian GishDirector
1979 The AdolescentDirector
1976 LumièreDirector

Writing

1979 The AdolescentWriter
1976 LumièreWriter

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