Jean Simmons

Actor
A graceful leading lady of British and American film for over six decades, Jean Simmons was an Oscar-winning actress whose outward fragility belied an emotional power wielded with skill and precision in such film as ... Read more »
Born: 01/31/1929 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (86)

Not Cool 2014 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Shadows in the Sun 2008 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Thru the Moebius Strip 2007 (Movie)

(Voice)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

Grandma Sophie (Voice)

Heaven and Hell 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlet Women of the Bible 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

of Council Member 2 (Voice)

Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Voices: A Halloween Trilogy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Her Own Rules" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer Tracy: Triumph and Turmoil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mysteries of the Bible 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

Em (Actor)

Angel Falls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sensibility and Sense 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Laker Girls 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Expectations 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Going Undercover 1988 (Movie)

Maxine De La Hunt (Actor)

Inherit the Wind 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dawning 1988 (Movie)

Aunt Mary (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Gate 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Home Front 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Dominique 1979 (Movie)

Dominique Ballard (Actor)

Mr. Sycamore 1973 (Movie)

Estelle Benbow (Actor)

Say Hello to Yesterday 1969 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

Mary Wilson (Actor)

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

Nancy Downes (Actor)

Mister Buddwing 1966 (Movie)

Blonde (Actor)

Rough Night in Jericho 1966 (Movie)

Molly Lang (Actor)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

Susan Lampton (Actor)

All the Way Home 1963 (Movie)

Mary Follet (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

Sister Sharon Falconer (Actor)

Spartacus 1960 (Movie)

Varinia (Actor)

The Grass Is Greener 1960 (Movie)

Hattie Durrant (Actor)

Home Before Dark 1958 (Movie)

Charlotte Bronn (Actor)

The Big Country 1958 (Movie)

Julie Maragon (Actor)

This Earth Is Mine 1958 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Anne Leeds (Actor)

Until They Sail 1957 (Movie)

Barbara Leslie Forbes (Actor)

Footsteps in the Fog 1955 (Movie)

Lily Watkins (Actor)

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

Sarah Brown (Actor)

A Bullet Is Waiting 1954 (Movie)

Cally Canham (Actor)

Desiree 1954 (Movie)

Desiree (Actor)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

Merit (Actor)

Angel Face 1953 (Movie)

Diane Tremayne (Actor)

She Couldn't Say No 1953 (Movie)

Corby (Actor)

The Actress 1953 (Movie)

Ruth Gordon Jones (Actor)

Affair With a Stranger 1952 (Movie)

Carolyn Parker (Actor)

Trio 1950 (Movie)

Evie Bishop (Actor)

Hamlet 1948 (Movie)

Ophelia (Actor)

Black Narcissus 1947 (Movie)

Kanchi (Actor)

A Friendship in Vienna (TV Show)

Narrator

A Small Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Adam and Evelyne (Movie)

Evelyne Wallace (Actor)

Androcles and the Lion (Movie)

Lavinia (Actor)

Beggarman, Thief (TV Show)

Actor

Caesar and Cleopatra (Movie)

Harpist (Actor)

Daisies in December (TV Show)

Actor

December Flower (TV Show)

Actor

Heidi (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss the Bride Goodbye (Movie)

Molly Dodd (Actor)

Lost Years of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Midas Valley (TV Show)

Actor

North and South (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

On Cukor (TV Show)

Narrator

One More Mountain (TV Show)

Actor

So Long at the Fair (Movie)

Vicky Barton (Actor)

The Clouded Yellow (Movie)

Sophie Malraux (Actor)

The Dain Curse (TV Show)

Actor

The Easter Promise (TV Show)

Actor

The Home Front (Movie)

(Actor)

The Robe (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

The Way to the Stars (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

They Do It With Mirrors (TV Show)

Actor

Young Bess (Movie)

Young Bess (Actor)

Biography

A graceful leading lady of British and American film for over six decades, Jean Simmons was an Oscar-winning actress whose outward fragility belied an emotional power wielded with skill and precision in such film as "Great Expectations" (1946), "Hamlet" (1948), "Spartacus" (1960) and countless others. A novice when she made her debut in 1943, she quickly blossomed into a talented dramatic performer under the direction of such noted filmmakers as David Lean. After leaving the UK for America, she starred in a wide variety of features, ranging from musicals like "Guys and Dolls" (1956) to stark dramas like "The Happy Ending" (1969), directed by her second husband, Richard Brooks. Though her screen appearances diminished in the 1970s, she remained active on television, where her star power illuminated productions like the epic miniseries "The Thorn Birds" (ABC, 1983). Still active in films and television in her eighth decade, she remained an enduring talent from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

Relationships

Charles Simmons

Father

Winifred Ada Loveland

Mother

Richard Brooks Screenplay

Husband
he directed her in "Elmer Gantry" (1960) and "The Happy Ending" (1969)

Kate Brooks

Daughter
born 1961

Stewart Granger

Husband

Tracy Granger

Daughter
born 1956

James Granger

Step-Son

Lindsay Granger

Step-Daughter

Milestones

1991

Played Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in the short-lived TV series, "Dark Shadows" (a remake of the 1960s cult series)

1989

Revisited Dickens's "Great Expectations" when she acted in a TV miniseries production; played the role of Miss Havisham

1984

Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to play a role in "Going Undercover"

1967

First notable US TV appearance, in the NBC TV-movie, "Soldier in Love"

1952

First US films, "Androcles and the Lion" and "Angel Face"

1943

Screen debut, "Give Us the Moon"

Played first leading roles in such films as "Great Expectations" (1946, as Estella) and "Uncle Silas" (1947)

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