Jeanne Moreau (1928–2017)

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When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie Française in her 20s. She had appeared in B-movie ... See full bio »


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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Le talent de mes amis
La grand-mère de Thibault
 2013 Le tourbillon de Jeanne (TV Series)
Marguerite / Madeleine / Marthe / ...
- Cinéma de quartier (2013) ... Marguerite
- L'Habit ne fait pas le moine (2013) ... Madeleine
- L'Amour... L'Amour (2013) ... Marthe
- L'Homme qu'il me faut (2013) ... Monica
- Bien Joué (2013) ... La Femme
 2012 Al Alamayn (Short)
La Vivre (voice)
 2012 Gebo et l'ombre
 2012 A Lady in Paris
 2011 A Bad Encounter (TV Movie)
 2011 Final Flourishes (TV Movie)
 2009 Eleanor's Secret
Aunt Eleanor (voice)
 2009 Face
 2009 Carmel (voice)
 2008 Castle in Sweden (TV Movie)
Agathe Falsen
 2008 Everywhere at Once
 2008 Collection Fred Vargas (TV Series)
- Sous les vents de Neptune (2008) ... Josette
 2007 Disengagement
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema
The old woman / Herself (segment "Trois Minutes")
 2006 Roméo et Juliette
 2006 La contessa di Castiglione (TV Movie)
Principessa Sisi Altieri
 2006 Sortie de clown (Short)
 2005 Otograph (Short)
Jeanne Moreau
 2005 A Cursed Monarchy (TV Mini-Series)
Mahaut d'Artois
- Le Lys et le lion (2005) ... Mahaut d'Artois
- La Louve de France (2005) ... Mahaut d'Artois
- Les poisons de la couronne (2005) ... Mahaut d'Artois
- La Reine étranglée (2005) ... Mahaut d'Artois
- Le Roi de Fer (2005) ... Mahaut d'Artois
 2005 Go West
 2005 Time to Leave
 2005 Akoibon
Madame Paule
 2003 Love, Actually
Taxi passenger Marseille Airport (uncredited)
 2003/I Hot House (TV Movie)
 2001 Cet amour-là
Marguerite Duras
 2001 Zaïde, un petit air de vengeance (TV Movie)
Anna Shermann
 2001 Lisa
Lisa (old)
 2000 Les misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Mère Innocente
- Quatrième épisode (2000) ... Mère Innocente (credit only)
- Troisième épisode (2000) ... Mère Innocente
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Mère Innocente
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Mère Innocente (credit only)
 2000 The Prince's Manuscript
Alessandra Wolf (Licy)
 1999 Balzac: A Passionate Life (TV Movie)
 1998 Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Grande Dame
 1997 A Witch's Way of Love
 1997 Amour & confusions
 1996 The Proprietor
Adrienne Mark
 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini-Series)
Récitante / Narrator
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Récitante / Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
 1995 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
 1995 One Hundred and One Nights
La première ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Angelique
 1993 Call Me Victor
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
- The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1993) ... Lili
 1992 À demain
 1992 The Absence
Writer's Wife
 1992 La nuit de l'océan
Hélène Sauveterre
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
Sister Banville
 1992 The Lover
Narrator (French and English version) / Récitante (voice)
 1991 Until the End of the World
Edith Farber
 1991 Anna Karamazoff
 1990 La femme fardée
Le Doria
 1990 Alberto Express
La baronne
 1990 L'ami Giono: Ennemonde (TV Movie)
Ennemonde Girard
 1990 La Femme Nikita
 1989 Jour après jour
Janine Weisman
 1987 Le miraculé
Sabine, dite 'La Major'
 1986-1987 The Secret Drawer (TV Mini-Series)
- La mise au point (1987) ... Vivi
- La saisie (1986) ... Vivi
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Madame Exe
- Agatha Christie's The Last Seance (1986) ... Madame Exe
 1986 Run for Your Life, Lola
Marie-Aude Schneider
 1986 Paltoquet
The Brothel-Keeper
 1985 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
 1983 Emmenez-moi au théâtre (TV Series)
- L'intoxe (1983) ... Marie-Pierre
 1982 L'arbre (TV Movie)
 1982 La Truite (The Trout)
Lou Rambert
 1982 Querelle
 1982 Mille milliards de dollars
Mme Benoît-Lambert
 1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
Lili Marlene
 1981 Heat of Desire
Hélène, la mère de Caroline
 1980 Chansons souvenirs (Short)
 1979 The Adolescent
La narratrice (voice, uncredited)
 1976 The Last Tycoon
 1976 Mr. Klein
Florence Klein
 1976 Lumiere
Sarah Dedieu
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Theatre (1976) ... Lulu
 1975 Hu-Man
 1975 French Provincial
Berthe - une lingère
 1975 The Garden That Tilts
 1974 La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance (TV Movie)
Henny Porten
 1974 Creezy
Renee Vibert
 1974 Going Places
Jeanne Pirolle
 1974 Je t'aime
Elisa Boussac
 1973 Joanna Francesa
 1972 Nathalie Granger
Other Woman
 1972 Repeated Absences
La voix de la nostalgie (voice)
 1972 Vagabond Humor
Myriam Bingeot
 1972 Louise
 1971 Côté cour, côté champs (Short)
Lady with Little Dog (uncredited)
 1971 Countdown
Madeleine St Rose
 1970 The Deep
Ruth Warriner
 1970 The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (TV Movie)
La chanteuse (segment "Quand l'amour meurt")
 1970 Monte Walsh
Martine Bernard
 1969 Le corps de Diane
Diane Vallier
 1968 Great Catherine
 1968 The Immortal Story (TV Movie)
Virginie Ducrot
 1968 The Bride Wore Black
Julie Kohler
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Mimi Guillotine (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
 1966 Mademoiselle
 1965 Chimes at Midnight
Doll Tearsheet
 1965 Viva Maria!
Maria Fitzgerald O'Malley aka Maria II
 1964 Mata Hari, agent H21
Mata Hari / Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
 1964 The Train
 1964 Diary of a Chambermaid
 1963 The Victors
French Woman
 1963 Banana Peel
Cathy / Mme Volney
 1963 The Fire Within
 1963 Bay of Angels
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
 1962 The Trial
Marika Burstner
 1962 Eva
Eve Olivier
 1962 Jules and Jim
 1961 A Woman Is a Woman
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
 1961 La Notte
Lidia Pontano
 1960 The Carmelites
Mère Marie de l'Incarnation
 1960 Seven Days... Seven Nights
Anne Desbarèdes
 1960 5 Branded Women
 1959 Les liaisons dangereuses
Juliette de Merteuil
 1959 The 400 Blows
Woman with Dog (as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau)
 1958 The Lovers
Jeanne Tournier
 1958 Back to the Wall
Gloria Decrey
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows
Florence Carala
 1958 Not Delivered
Jacqueline Tourieu
 1957 Three Days to Live
Jeanne Fortin
 1957 L'étrange Monsieur Steve
 1957 Demoniac
Agnès Vanaux
 1957 Until the Last One
 1956 The Wages of Sin
Angèle Ribot
 1955 Hi-Jack Highway
 1955 M'sieur la Caille
 1955 The Doctors
Marianne Déjazet
 1954 A Woman of Evil
Marguerite de Valois, "La Reine Margot" / Queen Margot
 1954 The Bed
Jeanne Plisson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
 1954 The Scheming Women
Mona Rémi
 1954 Touchez Pas au Grisbi
 1953 Julietta
Rosie Facibey
 1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory
Julie - la serveuse
 1953 La joie de vivre (TV Series)
- Annette Poivre (1953) ... Marianne
 1952 Dr. Schweitzer
Marie Winter
 1952 The Man in My Life
Suzanne Dubreuil
 1950 Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés
La môme Pâquerette
 1950 Three Sinners
Martine Annequin
 1949 Last Love
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Clara") in Georges Feydeau's 'Le dindon" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 196 Interviews | 122 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 310 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau


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I've never worried about age. If you're extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows. Life doesn't end at 30. To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares? See more »


Vanessa Redgrave named her as co-respondent in her 1967 divorce from director Tony Richardson on grounds of adultery. See more »


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