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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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 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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In my long and difficult and mature life, I have come to learn that the less I know about acting and the more I know about everything else, the better I'll be at both acting and living. See more »


Born to Edward Seberg and Dorothy Benson. See more »

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