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Name: Jeanne Moreau  
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Date of Birth: 23rd January 1928
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Actress
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Jeanne Moreau (born January 23, 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress.

Moreau was born in Paris in 1928. She studied at the Conservatoire in Paris. In 1947, she made her theatre debut at the Avignon Festival of Theatre. By her twenties, Moreau was already one of France's leading stage actresses at the Comédie-Française. Thanks largely to the recognition given her by Louis Malle, whom she worked with on the film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows), she became a leading film actress during the 1950s, and went on to work with venerable New Wave and avant garde directors. Truffaut's explosive New Wave film Jules and Jim (1962) centered around her magnetic starring role, and is perhaps her most famous film. She has also appeared with a number of other notable directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni (La Notte), Jean-Luc Godard (Une femme est une femme/A Woman is a Woman), Orson Welles (The Immortal Story), Luis Bunuel (Le journal d'une femme de chambre/Diary of a Chambermaid), and Philippe Agostini (Le dialogue des Carmelites/Dialogue of the Carmélites). She has also co-produced several films, including Jules and Jim, and has tried her hand at directing. Throughout her life she has maintained friendships with prominent writers such as Jean Cocteau and Marguerite Duras. She remains one of France's most accomplished and diversely talented actresses.

Her movies include

  • A Foreign Field (1993)
  • La vieille qui marchait dans la mer (1991)
  • Nikita (1990)
  • Querelle (1982)
  • The Last Tycoon (1976)
  • Les valseuses (1974)
  • La mariée était en noir (1968)
  • The Immortal Story (1968)
  • Viva Maria! (1965)
  • Le journal d'un femme de chambre (1964)
  • Le feu follet (1963)
  • Jules et Jim (1962)
  • La notte (1961)
  • Le dialogue des Carmelites (1960)
  • Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
  • Les amants (1958)
  • Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)

She has also appeared in English films such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964).

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