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Michèle Morgan (1920–2016)

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the eye of director Marc Allégret, who cast her in Heart... See full bio »

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 1999 La rivale (TV Movie)
Judith Legrand
 1997 Des gens si bien élevés (TV Movie)
 1995 La veuve de l'architecte (TV Movie)
Helena Kramp
 1990 Everybody's Fine
Woman in train
 1986-1987 Le tiroir secret (TV Mini-Series)
Colette Dutilleul-Lemarchand
- La mise au point (1987) ... Colette Dutilleul-Lemarchand
- La saisie (1986) ... Colette Dutilleul-Lemarchand
 1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later
Une spectatrice de '40 ans déjà' (uncredited)
 1984 Emmenez-moi au théâtre (TV Series)
Léa de Lonval
- Chéri (1984) ... Léa de Lonval
 1981 Le tout pour le tout (TV Movie)
Roxane Aubertin
 1978 Robert et Robert
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
 1975 Cat and Mouse
Madame Richard
 1968 The Diary of an Innocent Boy
Comtesse / Countess Gabrielle de Valandry / -Benjamin's aunt
 1967 La bien-aimée (TV Movie)
Fanny Dréal
 1966 Lost Command
Countess Natalie de Clairefons
 1965 Dis-moi qui tuer
Geneviève Monthannet
 1964 Les yeux cernés
 1964 Les pas perdus
Yolande Simonnet
 1964 Web of Fear
 1963 Méfiez-vous, mesdames!
Gisèle Duparc
 1963 Il fornaretto di Venezia
Princess Sofia
 1963 Bluebeard
Célestine Buisson
 1962 Crime Does Not Pay
Jeanne Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
 1962 Rencontres
Bella Krasner
 1961 Un coeur gros comme ça
Cameo appearance
 1961 The Lions Are Loose
 1961 Le puits aux trois vérités
Renée Plèges
 1960 Fortunat
Juliette Valcourt
 1960 Les scélérats
Thelma Rooland
 1959 Menschen im Hotel
Madame Grusinskaja
 1959 Vacanze d'inverno
Steffa Tardier
 1959 Too Late to Love
Maître Catherine Ferrer
 1958 Love on the Riviera
 1958 Maxime
Jacqueline Monneron
 1958 Le miroir a deux faces
Marie-José Vauzange-Tardivet
 1957 Retour de manivelle
Hélène Fréminger
 1957 The Vintage
Léone Morel (as Michele Morgan)
 1956 Shadow of the Guillotine
Marie Antoinette
 1956 Si Paris nous était conté
Gabrielle d'Estrées
 1955 Marguerite de la nuit
 1955 The Grand Maneuver
Marie-Louise Rivière
 1955 Napoléon
Joséphine de Beauharnais
 1955 Oasis
Françoise Lignières
 1954 Obsession
Hélène Giovanni
 1954 Daughters of Destiny
Jeanne d'Arc / Joan of Arc (segment "Jeanne")
 1953 The Proud and the Beautiful
Nellie, Tom's Wife
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Camille (1953)
- Silent the Song (1953)
 1952 The Moment of Truth
Madeleine Richard
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins
Anne-Marie de Pallières (segment "Orgueil, L' / Pride")
 1951 L'étrange Madame X
Irène Voisin-Larive
 1950 Le château de verre
Evelyne Lorin-Bertal
 1950 The Naked Heart
Maria Chapdelaine
 1950 La belle que voilà
Jeanne Morel / Irène Baranoskaïa
 1949 Fabiola
 1948 Aux yeux du souvenir
Claire Magny
 1948 The Fallen Idol
 1946 The Chase
Lorna Roman (as Michele Morgan)
 1946 Pastoral Symphony
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Paula Matrac (as Michele Morgan)
 1943 Higher and Higher
Millie Pico (as Michele Morgan)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
 1943 Immortal France
Marie Froment-Léonard
 1942 Joan of Paris
Joan (as Michele Morgan)
 1941 Remorques
 1940 Les musiciens du ciel
Le lieutenant Saulnier
 1939 La loi du nord
Jacqueline Bert
 1939 L'entraîneuse
 1939 Le récif de corail
Lilian White
 1938 Port of Shadows
 1938 Orage
Françoise Massart
 1937 Heart of Paris
Natalie Roguin
 1937 Gigolette
Une soubrette
 1937 Mes tantes et moi
Michèle (as Simone Morgan)
 1936 40 Girls and a Baby
Une élève
 1936 Une fille à papa
Une voyageuse (uncredited)
 1936 La vie parisienne
Extra (uncredited)
 1936 Meet Miss Mozart
Extra (uncredited)
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Is also an excellent painter.

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michele Morgan | Simone Morgan


5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

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[on working with Jean Gabin in Port of Shadows (1938)] There was a scene in which I was in the bed, in the bedroom, and Gabin was not in the bed. He was sitting on the bed. Oh, it was very, very modest, it was not something very daring when you compare that sort of thing with what they do now. In fact, that scene was more exciting than what they do now, I suppose, because mystery is a great part ... See more »


After losing the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942) to Ingrid Bergman, she was eventually teamed up with Humphrey Bogart in Michael Curtiz's subsequent feature Passage to Marseille (1944). Unhappy with all her English-language vehicles, Michèle regarded the shooting of the film as the absolute worst experience of her career, calling Curtiz (whom she described as a "Tartarian-faced Hungarian")... See more »


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