Jeanne Moreau Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Movie Actress

Jeanne Moreau

Birthday :

January 23, 1928

Died On :

July 31. 1917

Birth Place :

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Jeanne Moreau was born on January 23rd, in 1928. She was a notable French actress. Aside from acting, she was also a talented singer, director, and a screenwriter. In a successful career spanning for several decades, Moreau featured in over 100 films. As such, she bagged home awards such as Cannes Film Festival Award, BAFTA Award, and the Cesar Award.

Early Life

Jeanne Moreau was born on January 23rd, in 1928. Her place of birth was in Paris. She was the daughter of Katherine and Anatole Moreau. Her mother was a professional dancer whereas her father ran a restaurant business.



Jeanne Moreau's acting career began in theatre in 1947. Her first performance was at the Avignon Festival. Later, she also featured in a play dubbed A Month in the Country. By the time she clocked 20, Moreau was among the best actresses in the theatre industry.

She played numerous roles during the 1960s and in 1970s. Some of the plays that she acted in include Moderato Cantabile -1960, The Trial -1961, Eva -1962, The Train -1963, Viva Maria!- 1965, Monte Walsh -1970, and several others.


Film Career

Jeanne Moreau earned herself several awards in her film career. Some of these awards that she bagged home include Cesar Awards, BAFTA Awards, and European Film Award.


Personal Life

Jeanne Moreau wedded Jean-Louis Richard in 1949. The two separated in 1951 before finalizing their divorce in 1964. She was married for the second time to Thodoros Roubanis in 1966 and later to William Friedkin in 1977.



Jeanne Moreau passed away on July 31st, 2017. She was 89 years old when she died.

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