Michèle Morgan (1920–2016)

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A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan was one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born Simone Renee Roussel on Leap Year Day (February 29) in 1920, she ran away from home as a teenager and studied acting under René Simon, beginning her film career at 16 working as a film extra to pay for drama ... 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 The Secret Drawer (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
La comtesse Gabrielle de Valandry
 1967 La bien-aimée (TV Movie)
Fanny Dréal
 1966 Lost Command
Countess Nathalie de Clairefons (as Michele Morgan)
 1965 Dis-moi qui tuer
Geneviève Monthannet
 1964 Marked Eyes
 1964 The Last Steps
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 Meetings
Bella Krasner
 1961 Un coeur gros comme ça
Cameo appearance
 1961 The Lions Are Loose
 1961 Le puits aux trois vérités
Renée Plèges
 1960 Fortunate
Juliette Valcourt
 1960 The Wretches
Thelma Rooland
 1959 Grand 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 The Mirror Has Two 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 If Paris Were Told to Us
Gabrielle d'Estrées
 1955 Marguerite de la nuit
 1955 The Grand Maneuver
Marie-Louise Rivière
 1955 Napoleon
Joséphine de Beauharnais
 1955 Oasis
Françoise Lignières
 1954 Obsession
Hélène Giovanni
 1954 Daughters of Destiny
Jeanne d'Arc / Joan of Arc (segment "Jeanne")
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Camille (1953)
- Silent the Song (1953)
 1953 The Proud and the Beautiful
Nellie, Tom's Wife
 1952 The Moment of Truth
Madeleine Richard
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins
Anne-Marie de Pallières (segment "Orgueil, L' / Pride")
 1951 The Strange Madame X
Irène Voisin-Larive
 1950 The Glass Castle
Evelyne Lorin-Bertal
 1950 The Naked Heart
Maria Chapdelaine
 1950 Here Is the Beauty
Jeanne Morel / Irène Baranoskaïa
 1949 Fabiola
 1948 Aux yeux du souvenir
Claire Magny
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Julie (as Michele Morgan)
 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 Law of the North
Jacqueline Bert
 1939 Nightclub Hostess
 1939 Coral Reefs
Lilian White
 1938 Port of Shadows
 1938 Storm
Françoise Massart
 1937 Heart of Paris
Natalie Roguin
 1937 Gigolette
Une soubrette
 1937 Mes tantes et moi
Michèle (as Simone Morgan)
 1936 Forty Little Mothers
Une élève (uncredited)
 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 | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 127 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michele Morgan | Simone Morgan


5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

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A woman can always deceive a hundred men, but not a single woman. See more »


Was offered the role of Laura Reynolds in the original stage production of Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy", but turned it down because she was scared of stage acting. The role was eventually played by Deborah Kerr. See more »


Often played reserved, enigmatic beauties See more »

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