Jeanne Moreau was a French actress, singer, screenwriter, director, and socialite. She was born on January 23 1928 and her debut so far as theater is concerned was in 1947.
She started landing small roles in 1949. She became well-known after playing roles in movies such as Elevator To the Gallows (1958), La Motte(1961), and Jules et Jim(1962). She continued playing roles in movies even in her 80s.
Her role in Seven Days ..Seven Nights in 1960 won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. She also won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Viva Maria! . For the role she played in The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea in 1992, she was given the Cesar Award for Best Actress.
She has received several lifetime achievement awards. These awards include a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996, Cannes Golden Palm in 2003 and another Cesar Award in 2008.
Jeanne Moreau was born in Paris and her parents were Katherine and Anatole-Desire Moreau. Katherine was a dancer and Anatole-Desire Moreau was a restaurateur.
She was born to French and English parents. When Jeanne Moreau was still a kid, her parents moved to Vichy.
At age 16, she lost interest in school and decided to become an actress after attending a performance of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. She had her studies at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Jeanne Moreau Cause of Death
Jeanne Moreau died on July 31, 2017. At the time of her death, she was 89 years old. She was found dead by her cleaning maid.
It must be noted that prior to her death, she felt abandoned as she could not act anymore.
Jeanne Moreau has so many movies to her credit and some of these movies include Last Love (1949), The Man in My Life(1952), Julietta (1953), Queen Margot (1954), Gas-Oil(1955), The Wages of Sin (1956), Until The Last One (1957), Three Days to Live (1957), The 400 Blows (1959), Five Branded Women (1960). La Notte (1961).
She also directed the following movies: Lumière (1976), L’Adolescente (1979) and Lillian Gish (1983, TV documentary).
She also has a lot of awards to her credit.