Leslie Caron


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Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris (1951). Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958). Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells (2016). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Gigi Gigi
(1958)
Chocolat Madame Audel
(2000)
Lili Lili Daurier
(1953)
Fanny Fanny
(1961)

Filmography

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 2020 Written on Water (TV Movie)
Pauline
 2020 A Christmas Carol
The Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
 2016-2018 The Durrells (TV Series)
Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #3.7 (2018) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
 2017 The Perfect Age (Short)
Marguerite
 2013 Jo (TV Mini Series)
Josette Lenoir
- Le Marais (2013) ... Josette Lenoir
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lorraine Delmas
- Recall (2006) ... Lorraine Delmas
 2003 The Divorce
Suzanne de Persand
 2001 Murder on the Orient Express (TV Movie)
Sra. Alvarado
 2000 Chocolat
Madame Audel
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Madeleine
 1999 Passion's Way (TV Movie)
Regine De Chantelle
 1996 The Great War: 1914-1918 (TV Mini Series documentary)
Czarina Aleksandra Romanov
- Stalemate (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Madame de Saint Marne
 1995 Let It Be Me
Marguerite
 1995 Funny Bones
Katie Parker
 1994 Normandy: The Great Crusade (TV Movie)
Mary-Louise Osmont (voice)
 1993 The Genius
 1992 Damage
Elizabeth
 1990 Guerriers et captives
Madame Yvonne
 1990 Courage Mountain
Jane Hillary
 1989 The Man Who Lived at the Ritz (TV Movie)
Coco Chanel
 1988 Lenin: The Train (TV Movie)
Nadia
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Nicole Sauguet
- Redemption (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
- Obsession, Possession (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
- Opening Moves (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Duvall
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... Mrs. Duvall
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... Mrs. Duvall
 1985 Le génie du faux (TV Movie)
 1984 Dangerous Moves
Henia Liebskind
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini Series)
Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
 1983 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Alice
- Le château faible (1983) ... Alice
 1982 Imperative
Mother
 1982 The Unapproachable (TV Movie)
Klaudia
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Nathalie Vareille
- Run, Rabbit, Run (1982) ... Nathalie Vareille
 1981 L'oiseau bleu (TV Movie)
La Nuit
 1981 Chanel Solitaire (uncredited)
 1980 The Contract (TV Movie)
Penelope
 1980 All Stars
Lucille Berger
 1979 Goldengirl
Lee
 1978 Docteur Erika Werner (TV Series)
Erika Werner
 1977 Valentino
Alla Nazimova
 1976 Nicole
Nicole
 1976 Surreal Estate
Céleste
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini Series)
Angela Kelno
- Part Three (1974) ... Angela Kelno
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Angela Kelno
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Carola Janssen
 1972 Purple Night
 1971 Chandler
Katherine Creighton
 1970 Madron
Sister Mary
 1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Ella
 1967 Il padre di famiglia
Paola
 1966 Is Paris Burning?
Françoise Labé
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
Any
- Les deux Pigeons (1966) ... Any
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Michele O'Brien
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Dr. Lauren Boullard
 1964 Father Goose
Catherine
 1962 Three Fables of Love
Annie (segment "Les deux pigeons")
 1962 The L-Shaped Room
Jane
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Claire Jordan
 1961 Fanny
Fanny
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ondine
- Ondine (1961) ... Ondine
 1960 The Subterraneans
Mardou Fox
 1960 The Battle of Austerlitz
Mlle de Vaudey
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
Ann Garantier
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Thérèse Tarde
- The Wild Bird (1959) ... Thérèse Tarde
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Mrs. Dubedat
 1958 Gigi
Gigi
 1956 Gaby
Gaby
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
Julie Andre
 1955 The Glass Slipper
Ella
 1953 Lili
Lili Daurier
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Mademoiselle (segment "Mademoiselle")
 1952 Glory Alley
Angela
 1951 The Man with a Cloak
Madeline Minot
 1951 An American in Paris
Lise Bouvier
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Mawby Green and Ed Feilbert's musical, "One For the Tango," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Joseph Adams in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)

Spouse:

Michael Laughlin  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Jennifer Caron Hall | See more »

Parents:

Claude Caron | Margaret Petit
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Unfortunately, Hollywood considers musical dancers as hoofers. Regrettable expression. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 20 actresses to have received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for a performance where they acted out a labor and/or birth; hers being for The L-Shaped Room (1962). The others in chronological order are Luise Rainer for The Good Earth (1937), Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda (1948), Eleanor Parker for Caged (1950), Elizabeth Taylor for Raintree County (1957), Shirley MacLaine for Irma la ... See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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