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Jean Simmons (I) (1929–2010)


Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon (1944), and she went on to make a name for herself in such major British productions as Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Great Expectations... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spartacus
Spartacus Varinia
(1960)
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle Grandma Sophie
(2004)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls Sarah Brown
(1955)
The Big Country
The Big Country Julie Maragon
(1958)

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 2005 Thru the Moebius Strip
Shepway (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Grandma Sophie (English version, voice)
 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Council Member #2 (voice)
 1988 The Dawning
Aunt Mary
 1985 Going Undercover
Maxine de la Hunt
 1975 Mr. Sycamore
Estelle Benbow
 1971 Say Hello to Yesterday
Woman
 1969 The Happy Ending
Mary Wilson
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Molly Lang
 1967 Divorce American Style
Nancy Downes
 1966 Mister Buddwing
The Blonde
 1960 The Grass Is Greener
Hattie Durant
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Elizabeth Rambeau
 1958 Home Before Dark
Charlotte Bronn
 1956 Hilda Crane
Hilda Crane Burns
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Lily Watkins
 1954 The Egyptian
Merit
 1954 She Couldn't Say No
Corby Lane
 1953 The Robe
Diana
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Carolyn Parker
 1953 Angel Face
Diane Tremayne Jessup
 1950 Trio
Evie Bishop (segment "Sanatorium")
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Vicky Barton
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Evelyne Wallace
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Jay Blake
 1947 Black Narcissus
Kanchi
 1947 Hungry Hill
Jane Brodrick
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Harpist (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
A Singer
 1945 Meet Sexton Blake!
Eva Watkins
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
Molly Dodd
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
Sally Cooper (as Jean Simmonds)
 1944 Give Us the Moon
Heidi
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Desiree Armfeldt") in singing "Send in the Clowns", in the London production of "A Little Night Music", from 1975-1977. She sang "Send in the Clowns". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 56 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Simmonds

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the studio system] I had to do four pictures for [Howard Hughes], and then I was free. I never signed a contract with a studio after. See more »

Trivia:

Quit smoking while filming Shadows in the Sun (2009). See more »

Trademark:

Sparkling green eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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