Biography

Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France.

She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples.

She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her deteriorating mental health. Gary claimed that Seberg "became psychotic" after the media reported a false story that the FBI planted about her becoming pregnant with a Black Panther's child in 1970. Romain Gary stated that Seberg had repeatedly attempted suicide on the anniversary of the child's death, August 25.

Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France.

She appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples.

She was also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death where he publicly blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her deteriorating mental health. Gary claimed that Seberg "became psychotic" after the media reported a false story that the FBI planted about her becoming pregnant with a Black Panther's child in 1970. Romain Gary stated that Seberg had repeatedly attempted suicide on the anniversary of the child's death, August 25.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1938-11-13

Day of Death 1979-09-08

Place of Birth Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 From the Journals of Jean Seberg as Herself
1979 Le Bleu des Origines
1976 Die Wildente as Gina Ekdal, seine Frau
1975 The Big Delirium as Emily
1975 White Horses of Summer as Lea Kingsburg
1974 Les Hautes Solitudes as Herself
1974 Ballad for Billy the Kid as The Star
1974 Mousey as Laura Anderson / Richardson
1973 The Corruption of Chris Miller as Ruth Miller
1972 The Assassination as Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste
1972 Camorra as Luisa
1972 This Kind of Love as Giovanna
1971 Kill! as Emily Hamilton
1970 Macho Callahan as Alexandra Mountford
1970 Dead of Summer as Joyce Grasse
1970 Airport as Tanya Livingston
1969 Paint Your Wagon as Elizabeth Woodling
1969 Pendulum as Adele Matthews
1968 Birds in Peru as Adriana
1967 Who's Got the Black Box? as Shanny
1967 Estouffade à la Caraïbe as Colleen O'Hara
1966 A Fine Madness as Lydia West
1966 Line of Demarcation as Mary de Damville
1965 Un milliard dans un billard as Bettina Ralton
1965 Moment to Moment as Kay Stanton
1964 Lilith as Lilith Arthur
1964 Backfire as Olga Celan
1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers as Patricia Leacock
1963 In The French Style as Christina James
1962 Eruption
1961 Five Day Lover as Claire
1961 Playtime as Kate Hoover
1961 Les grandes personnes as Ann
1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph as Barbara Holloway
1960 Breathless as Patricia Franchini
1959 The Mouse That Roared as Helen Kokintz
1958 Bonjour Tristesse as Cecile
1957 Saint Joan as St. Joan of Arc
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)

Directing

1974 Ballad for Billy the KidDirector

Production

1974 Ballad for Billy the KidProducer

Writing

1974 Ballad for Billy the KidScreenplay

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