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Jean Seberg (1938–1979)

Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Dorothy Arline (Benson), a substitute teacher, and Edward Waldemar Seberg, a pharmacist. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of English and German ancestry. One month before her eighteenth birthday, Jean landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957) after a ... See full bio »


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1975 The Big Delirium
 1975 Bianchi cavalli d'Agosto
Lea Kingsburg
 1974 Ballad for Billy the Kid (Short)
La star
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie)
Laura Anderson / Richardson
 1973 La corrupción de Chris Miller
Ruth Miller
 1972 The Assassination
Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste
 1972 Gang War in Naples
 1972 Questa specie d'amore
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
Emily Hamilton
 1970 Macho Callahan
Alexandra Mountford
 1970 Dead of Summer
Joyce Grasse
 1969 Pendulum
Adele Matthews
 1968 Birds in Peru
 1967 Who's Got the Black Box?
 1967 The Looters
Colleen O'Hara
 1966 A Fine Madness
Lydia West
 1966 Line of Demarcation
Mary, comtesse de Damville
 1965 Moment to Moment
Kay Stanton
 1965 Diamonds Are Brittle
Bettina Ralton
 1964 Backfire
Olga Celan
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Patricia Leacock (segment "Le Grand Escroq") (scenes deleted)
 1963 In the French Style
Christina James
 1962 Congo vivo
 1961 Five Day Lover
 1961 La récréation
Kate Hoover
 1961 Time Out for Love
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Barbara Holloway
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Helen Kokintz
 1958 Bonjour Tristesse
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"I know that the greatest of actresses has about 20 good years of acting in her and that she will go on living for 30 or 40 years as a human being. So, the conclusion I have come to is that I can't make acting my whole life. See more »


Rumors flew that Jean's suicide was masterminded by the FBI but that was never proven. She was buried in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris, France, and her funeral was attended by such notables as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. See more »

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