Jean Seberg (1938–1979)


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Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to substitute teacher Dorothy Arline (Benson) and pharmacist Edward Waldemar Seberg. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of English and German ancestry. One month before her 18th birthday, Jean landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957) after a much-publicized ... See full bio »

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(age 40) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

Breathless Patricia Franchini
(1960)
Paint Your Wagon Elizabeth
(1969)
Lilith Lilith Arthur
(1964)
Airport Tanya Livingston
(1970)

Filmography

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 1979 Le bleu des origines
Jean Seberg
 1976 The Wild Duck
Gina Ekdal, Gattin
 1975 The Big Delirium
Emily
 1975 White Horses of Summer
Lea Kingsburg
 1974 Ballad for Billy the Kid (Short)
La star
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie)
Laura Anderson / Richardson
 1973 The Corruption of Chris Miller
Ruth Miller
 1972 The Assassination
Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste
 1972 Gang War in Naples
Luisa
 1972 This Kind of Love
Giovanna
 1971 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
Emily Hamilton
 1970 Macho Callahan
Alexandra Mountford
 1970 Airport
Tanya Livingston
 1970 Dead of Summer
Joyce Grasse
 1969 Paint Your Wagon
Elizabeth
 1969 Pendulum
Adele Matthews
 1968 Birds in Peru
Adriana
 1967 The Road to Corinth
Shanny
 1967 The Looters
Colleen O'Hara
 1966 A Fine Madness
Lydia West
 1966 Line of Demarcation
Mary, comtesse de Damville
 1966 Moment to Moment
Kay Stanton
 1965 Diamonds Are Brittle
Bettina Ralton
 1964 Lilith
Lilith Arthur
 1964 Backfire
Olga Celan
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Patricia Leacock (segment "Le Grand Escroq") (scenes deleted)
 1963 In the French Style
Christina James
 1962 Eruption
Annette
 1961 Five Day Lover
Claire
 1961 Love Play
Kate Hoover
 1961 Time Out for Love
Ann
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Barbara Holloway
 1960 Breathless
Patricia Franchini
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Helen Kokintz
 1958 Bonjour Tristesse
Cecile
 1957 Saint Joan
St.Joan of Arc
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Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Dennis Berry  (her death) | See more »

Children:

Diego Gary | See more »

Parents:

Seberg (Benson), Dorothy Arline | Seberg, Edward Waldemar
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Personal Quote:

[on Clint Eastwood] I misjudged him. It's disheartening to find out people aren't sincere. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to Nina Hart, her daughter by Carlos Navarra, two months prematurely on August 23, 1970. Two days later, on 25 August 1970, Nina died of complications sustained from Jean overdosing on sleeping pills during her pregnancy. See more »

Nickname:

Jeana

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