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Jeanne Moreau

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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Jules and Jim
Jules and Jim Catherine
Elevator to the Gallows
Elevator to the Gallows Florence Carala
The Bride Wore Black
The Bride Wore Black Julie Kohler
La Notte
La Notte Lidia


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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 Gebo et l'ombre
 2012 Al Alamayn (Short)
Voiceover La Vivre
 2011 La mauvaise rencontre (TV Movie)
 2011 Bouquet final (TV Movie)
 2009 Kérity, la maison des contes
Aunt Eleanor (voice)
 2009 Visage
 2009 Carmel (voice)
 2008 Château en Suède (TV Movie)
Agathe Falsen
 2008 Everywhere at Once
 2008 Collection Fred Vargas (TV Series)
- Sous les vents de Neptune (2008) ... Josette
 2007 Disengagement
 2006 Roméo et Juliette
 2006 La contessa di Castiglione (TV Movie)
Principessa Sisi Altieri
 2006 Sortie de clown (Short)
 2005 Go West
 2005 Time to Leave
 2005 Akoibon
Madame Paule
 2005 Otograph (Short)
Jeanne Moreau
 2003/I Les parents terribles (TV Movie)
 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 Il manoscritto del principe
Alessandra Wolf (Licy)
 1999 Balzac: A Passionate Life (TV Movie)
 1997 Amour & confusions
 1996 The Proprietor
Adrienne Mark
 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
 1995 Al di là delle nuvole
 1995 One Hundred and One Nights
La première ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
 1995 Belle Époque (TV Mini-Series)
Récitante / Narrator
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Récitante / Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Récitante / Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Récitante / Narrator (voice)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Angelique
 1993 Je m'appelle 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 To meteoro vima tou pelargou
The Woman
 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 Le tiroir secret (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 Sauve-toi, Lola
Marie-Aude Schneider
 1986 Le paltoquet
The Brothel-Keeper
 1985 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Sarah Bernhardt
 1983 L'intoxe (TV Movie)
 1982 L'arbre (TV Movie)
 1982 La Truite (The Trout)
Lou Rambert
 1982 Querelle
 1982 Mille milliards de dollars
Mme Benoît-Lambert
 1981 Heat of Desire
Hélène - la mère de Caroline, une aventurière
 1980 Chansons souvenirs (Short)
 1976 The Last Tycoon
 1976 Mr. Klein
 1976 Lumiere
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- Theatre (1976) ... Lulu
 1975 Hu-Man
 1975 French Provincial
Berthe - une lingère
 1975 Saint, martyr et poète (TV Movie)
 1975 Le jardin qui bascule
 1974 Creezy
Renee Vibert
 1974 Je t'aime
Elisa Boussac
 1973 Joanna Francesa
 1972 Absences répétées
La voix de la nostalgie (voice)
 1972 Nathalie Granger
Other Woman
 1972 Chère Louise
 1972 L'humeur vagabonde
Myriam Bingeot
 1971 Côté cour, côté champs (Short)
Lady with little dog (uncredited)
 1971 Comptes à rebours
 1970 The Deep
Ruth Warriner
 1970 The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (TV Movie)
La chanteuse / The Singer (segment "Quand l'amour meurt")
 1969 Le corps de Diane
Diane Vallier
 1968 The Immortal Story (TV Movie)
Virginie Ducrot
 1968 The Bride Wore Black
Julie Kohler
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Mimi (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
 1966 Mademoiselle
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Lady Eloise Frinton - The Marchioness of Frinton
 1963 The Victors
French Woman
 1963 Banana Peel
Cathy / Mme Volney
 1963 The Fire Within
 1963 Bay of Angels
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
 1962 Eva
Eve Olivier
 1961 A Woman Is a Woman
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
 1961 La Notte
 1960 Moderato cantabile
Anne Desbarèdes
 1960 5 Branded Women
 1959 The 400 Blows
Woman with dog (as Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau)
 1958 The Lovers
Jeanne Tournier
 1958 Back to the Wall
Gloria Decrey
 1958 Échec au porteur
Jacqueline Tourieu
 1957 Trois jours à vivre
Jeanne Fortin
 1957 L'étrange Monsieur Steve
 1957 Demoniac
Agnès Vanaux
 1957 Jusqu'au dernier
 1956 Le salaire du péché
Angèle Ribot
 1955 Hi-Jack Highway
 1955 M'sieur la Caille
 1955 The Doctors
Marianne Déjazet
 1954 The Bed
Jeanne Plisson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
 1954 Les intrigantes
Mona Rémi
 1953 Julietta
Rosie Facibey
 1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory
Julie - la serveuse
 1952 L'homme de ma vie
Suzanne Dubreuil
 1950 Pigalle-Saint-Germain-des-Prés
La môme Pâquerette
 1950 Three Sinners
Martine Annequin
 1949 Dernier amour
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Stage: Narrator in Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 196 Interviews | 120 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 300 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Mademoiselle Jeanne Moreau


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For me it's not possible to forget, and I don't understand people who, when the love is ended, can bury the other person in hatred or oblivion. For me, a man I have loved becomes a kind of brother. See more »


Her name has been often associated, both socially and professionally, to that of respected French writer and director Marguerite Duras; apart from their close friendship, Moreau starred in two movies based on Duras' novels, Peter Brook's Moderato cantabile (1960) and Tony Richardson's The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967), was directed by Duras in Nathalie Granger (1972), was the narrator in another ... See more »


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