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Jean Seberg (1938–1979)


One month before her 18th birthday, Jean Seberg landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957) after a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls. The failure of that film and the only moderate success of her next, Bonjour Tristesse (1958), combined to stall Seberg's career, until her role in Jean-Luc Godard's landmark ... See full bio »

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(age 40) in Paris, France

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 1975 The Big Delirium
Emily
 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
Luisa
 1972 Questa specie d'amore
Giovanna
 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
Adriana
 1967 Who's Got the Black Box?
Shanny
 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
Annette
 1961 Five Day Lover
Claire
 1961 La récréation
Kate Hoover
 1961 Time Out for Love
Ann
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Barbara Holloway
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Helen Kokintz
 1958 Bonjour Tristesse
Cecile
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3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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I never knew until I came here [Hollywood] that somebody could be really nice to you for years and really hate your guts. Happens all the time here. See more »

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On every subsequent anniversary of her daughter Nina's death, Jean attempted suicide. In 1978, she somehow survived an attempt, throwing herself under a train on the Paris Metro. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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