Zizi Jeanmaire (1924–2020)

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Zizi Jeanmaire was born on April 29, 1924 in Paris, France as Renée Marcelle Jeanmaire. She was an actress, known for Anything Goes (1956), Charmants Garçons (1957) and Folies-Bergère (1956). She was married to Roland Petit. She died on July 17, 2020 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland. See full bio »

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Known For

Anything Goes Gaby Duval
Charmants Garçons Lulu Natier
Folies-Bergère Claudie
La belle au bois dormant La Fée Carabosse


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 1991 La belle au bois dormant (TV Movie)
La Fée Carabosse
 1981 Carmen (TV Short)
 1967 Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Short)
 1966 Adieux de Tabarin (TV Movie)
 1962 La Chambre (TV Short)
 1961 Black Tights
The Gold Digger / Carmen
 1959 Guinguette
Renée dit 'Guinguette'
 1957 Charmants Garçons
Lulu Natier
 1956 Folies-Bergère
 1956 Anything Goes
Gaby Duval (as Jeanmaire)
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- The Follies of Suzy (1954) ... Ballerina
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
Doro (as Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Girl in Pink Tights" on Broadway.

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Alternate Names:

Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina | Jeanmaire | Jeanmarie


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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As you get older you become more understanding. When I was young it was all about me. I was very egocentric. Now it is a pleasure to work with young people who have talent. It is a continuity for me. It is a way to go on...and, I think, a way to grow old.


Zizi Jeanmaire and her husband Roland Petit have a daughter, Valentine, born in 1955. See more »

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