Jean Seberg

Actor
Jean Seberg was a gamine, blonde actress who landed the title role in Otto Preminger's "Saint Joan" (1957) after a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls. She was best-known, however, for her ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1938 in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Die Wildente 1975 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Le Grand Delire 1974 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

La Corrupcion de Chris Miller 1972 (Movie)

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Questa Specie d'Amore 1972 (Movie)

Giovanna (Actor)

Airport 1970 (Movie)

Tanya Livingston (Actor)

Camorra 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kill 1970 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Macho Callahan 1969 (Movie)

Alexandra Mountford (Actor)

Ondata di Calore 1969 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Birds in Peru 1968 (Movie)

Adriana (Actor)

Pendulum 1968 (Movie)

Adele Matthews (Actor)

The Worlds's Most Beautiful Swindles 1967 (Movie)

Patricia Leacock (Actor)

La Ligne de Demarcation 1966 (Movie)

Mary--Comtesse DeGrandville (Actor)

The Road to Corinth 1966 (Movie)

Shanny (Actor)

A Fine Madness 1965 (Movie)

Lydia West (Actor)

Backfire 1965 (Movie)

Olga Celan (Actor)

Moment to Moment 1965 (Movie)

Kay Stanton (Actor)

Diamonds Are Brittle 1964 (Movie)

Bettina (Actor)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

Lilith Arthur (Actor)

In the French Style 1962 (Movie)

Christina James (Actor)

Breathless 1961 (Movie)

Patricia Franchini (Actor)

The Five-Day Lover 1961 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 (Movie)

Barbara Holloway (Actor)

Playtime 1960 (Movie)

Kate Hoover (Actor)

Bonjour Tristesse 1958 (Movie)

Cecile (Actor)

The Mouse That Roared 1958 (Movie)

Helen Kokintz (Actor)

Saint Joan 1957 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Mousey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Jean Seberg was a gamine, blonde actress who landed the title role in Otto Preminger's "Saint Joan" (1957) after a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls. She was best-known, however, for her contribution to New Wave cinema. The fresh-faced Iowan started acting in high school, but was a completely unknown 17-year-old when Preminger whisked her off to England. "Saint Joan" and its star were critically slammed, but Preminger went on to star her again in the soap opera "Bonjour Tristesse" (1958), which was scandalous and "modern" enough to buoy Seberg's career.

Relationships

Dennis Berry Director

Husband
he directed her in "Le grand delire" (1975)

Romain Gary Director

Husband
he directed her in "Kill!" (1971)

Ahmed Hasni

Husband
Algerian-born Married in May 1979 (although not officially divorced from Dennis Berry) until Seberg's death August 1979

Francois Moreuil Director

Husband
he directed her in "Playtime" (1961)

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa
selected to appear in title role of Otto Preminger's "Saint Joan" during freshman year

Milestones

1996

Was subject of fictional documentary "From the Journals of Jean Seberg"

1976

Final film, "Die Wildente"

1974

Directed short film "Ballad of the Kid"

1974

TV-movie debut, "Mousey" (ABC)

1969

Final US feature, "Macho Callahan"

1959

Won international acclaim for role in New Wave classic, "Breathless"

1957

Film debut in "Saint Joan"

Bonus Trivia

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"Seberg's appeal lay not in her acting ability (or lack thereof) but in her peculiarly blank beauty, onto which her directors and audiences projected whatever emotion they wished...Seberg broke the unwritten rule of screen acting: never look the camera, and the audience, in the eye. She did, expressionless, and allowed us to see whatever we wanted".--Maureen Callahan, quoted in NEW YORK MAGAZINE, 3/18/96

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