Moreau, Jeanne

BORN 23 Jan 1928, Paris: 10e - DIED 31 Jul 2017, Paris: Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21, ligne 01 (Avenue Cordier))

Jeanne Moreau was the daughter of the English dancer Katherine Buckley and the French restaurateur Anatole-Désiré Moreau. During the Second World War she lived with her mother in Paris and in 1944 she decided she wanted to be an actor. At the time she studied at the Conservatoire in Paris, her parents separated and her mother went back to England with her sister Michelle.

In 1947 she debuted at the festival in Avignon and soon afterwards she made career at the Comédie-Française in Paris. From 1950 onwards she appeared in movies as well. In 1959 she was in Louis Malle's "Les Amants" and in 1962 she appeared in François Truffaut's "Jules et Jim", an international success. She worked with many other directors and in 1983 she presided the jury of the International Film Festival in Berlin.

As a singer she released several albums and in 1984 she performed with Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall. From 1949 to 1964 she was married to Jean-Louis Richard and from 1977 to 1979 to director William Friedkin. In 1967 she had an affair with director Tony Richardson. Further lovers were Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Pierre Cardin and Miles Davis. Sharon Stone was a close friend. She died in 2017 in Paris.

Related persons
• was a friend of Duras, Marguerite
• was the lover of Truffaut, François


The grave of Jeanne Moreau at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


The grave of Jeanne Moreau at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


• Cullen, Catherine, Paris, The Woman's Travel Guide, Virago Press, London, 1993
Jeanne Moreau - Wikipedia

Moreau-Vauthier, Augustin Jean

Published: 31 Dec 2018
Last update: 22 Oct 2022