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Simone Signoret (1921–1985)


The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship during World War II, mostly as an extra and ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Diabolique
Diabolique Nicole Horner
(1955)
Room at the Top
Room at the Top Alice Aisgill
(1959)
Casque d'Or
Casque d'Or Marie 'Casque d'Or'
(1952)
The Crucible
The Crucible Elisabeth Proctor
(1957)

Filmography

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 1986 Music Hall (TV Movie)
Yvonne Pierre
 1983 Thérèse Humbert (TV Movie)
Thérèse Humbert
 1982 Guy de Maupassant
Maupassant's mother
 1982 L'étoile du Nord
Mme Louise Baron
 1980 I Sent a Letter to My Love
Louise Martin
 1979 The Adolescent
Mamie
 1978 Judith Therpauve
Judith Therpauve
 1978 Madame le juge (TV Series)
Élisabeth Massot / Le juge d'instruction Élisabeth Massot
- Autopsie d'un témoignage (1978) ... Élisabeth Massot
- 2 + 2 = 4 (1978) ... Le juge d'instruction Élisabeth Massot
- Le feu (1978) ... Élisabeth Massot
- Un innocent (1978) ... Élisabeth Massot
- Monsieur Bais (1978) ... Élisabeth Massot
 1977 Madame Rosa
Madame Rosa
 1976 Police Python 357
Thérèse Ganay
 1975 La chair de l'orchidée
Lady Vamos
 1973 Les granges brûlées
Rose
 1971 La veuve Couderc
Veuve Couderc Tati
 1971 Le chat
Clémence Bouin
 1971 Comptes à rebours
Léa
 1970 Un otage (TV Movie)
Meg
 1970 The Confession
Lise
 1969 L'américain
Léone
 1969 Army of Shadows
Mathilde
 1968 The Sea Gull
Irina Arkadina
 1968 Mr. Freedom
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
 1967 Games
Lisa Schindler
 1966 A Small Rebellion (TV Movie)
Sara Lescaut
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Cafe Owner
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Elsa Fennan
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Sara Lescault
- A Small Rebellion (1966) ... Sara Lescault
 1965 Compartiment tueurs
Eliane Darrès - une comédienne
 1965 Ship of Fools
La Condesa
 1963 Sweet and Sour
Madame Geneviève
 1963 The Day and the Hour
Therese Dutheil
 1963 The Shortest Day
Unconfirmed
 1962 Term of Trial
Anna
 1961 Amours célèbres
Jenny (segment "Jenny de Lacour")
 1961 Les mauvais coups
Roberte
 1960 Adua e le compagne
Adua Giovannetti
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Woman
- Don't You Remember? (1960) ... Woman
 1959 Room at the Top
Alice Aisgill
 1957 The Crucible
Elisabeth Proctor
 1956 Un matin comme les autres (Short)
Janine Alix
 1956 Death in the Garden
Djin
 1955 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Short)
Yvette, Lagerhure
 1955 Diabolique
Nicole Horner
 1953 The Adultress
Thérèse Raquin
 1952 Casque d'Or
Marie 'Casque d'Or'
 1951 Ombre et lumière
Isabelle Leritz
 1951 ...Sans laisser d'adresse
Une journaliste (uncredited)
 1950 Gunman in the Streets
Denise Vernon
 1950 Le traqué
Denise Vernon
 1950 La ronde
Léocadie
 1950 Four Days Leave
Yvonne
 1950 Manèges
Dora
 1948 Aller et retour (Short)
 1948 Impasse des deux anges
Anne-Marie / Marianne
 1948 Dédée d'Anvers
Dédée
 1948 Against the Wind
Michèle
 1947 Fantômas
Hélène
 1946 Macadam
Gisele
 1946 Le couple idéal
Annette
 1946 Les démons de l'aube
Lily, la cabaretière
 1945 La boîte aux rêves
Une femme (uncredited)
 1944 Le mort ne reçoit plus
La maitresse de Firmin
 1944 Service de nuit
Une danseuse à la taverne (uncredited)
 1944 Béatrice devant le désir
Liliane Moraccini
 1944 L'ange de la nuit
Une étudiante (uncredited)
 1943 Adieu Léonard
La gitane (uncredited)
 1943 Le voyageur de la Toussaint
Extra (uncredited)
 1942 Le bienfaiteur
La sécrétaire du journal (uncredited)
 1942 Les Visiteurs du Soir
Extra (uncredited)
 1942 Boléro
Une employée de la maison de couture (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Alec Guinness and Gordon Jackson in the cast. William Gaskill was director.

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

In Hollywood, in 1964, Vivien Leigh gave elegant dinners in the big house she had rented from London. ...She was no longer Laurence Olivier's wife, but she wanted to remain Lady Olivier...At the end of these evenings the phonograph played the theme from Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

Trivia:

In 1966, she played Lady Macbeth in a British stage production of 'Macbeth' at the Royal Court Thatre opposite Alec Guinness as the title character. She accepted the role on Guinness' wishes, as the actor himself had thought that she could 'convey the sexual magnetism that might hold a husband in thrall'. Having promised him that she would take lessons to improve her English, Signoret was however... See more »

Trademark:

Often played gold-hearted prostitutes See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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