The Iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau has passed away at the age of 89 according to a statement from the mayor of the Paris district in which she lived. This confirmed the actress’ passing away on Monday, July 31, from reasons yet unrevealed.
Moreau is perhaps best recognized for her role in the 1962 Jules et Jim from François Truffaut in which she played the role of Catherine.
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Jeanne Moreau, an Iconic ‘Femme Fatale’ Actress and Internationally Renowned
Jeanne Moreau was born in January 223, 1928, in Paris, France. Her movie career spans over 65 years and includes roles and collaboration with many famous actors and renowned directors.
For example, she worked with Orson Welles, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luc Besson, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, among others. The actress won several awards over her long career. One of them is the 1960 Cannes Award for Best Actress for her role in Seven Days… Seven Nights.
In between 1975 and 1995, Moreau also chaired the famous French Cannes Film Festival jury.
The actress started her career with theatre performances, before moving to starring in movies, in the 1950s. Moreau was acknowledged as being an international star after playing Jeanne Tournier in Les Amants (The Lovers) from Louis Malle, in 1958.
She plays the role of a woman married to a dull man and foolish lover who begins an affair with a stranger, for whom she later leaves her husband.
Jeanne Moreau reportedly died in her house, but the cause of her death has yet to be disclosed. Following the statement, both French state officials, fellow movie stars, and fans alike started paying her tribute.
“She has passed, but the voice, the genius, the vision of the artist remain,” Francoise Nyseen, the French Minister of Culture was reported as stating.
Moreau is also famous for starring in films such as The Bride Wore Black, La Notte, Diary of a Chambermaid, Renoir, The Trial, and many other.
She is survived by the actor Jerome Richard, her son.
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