Leslie Caron

Actor, Dancer
An unconventional beauty who specialized in waif-like roles in her early career, Leslie Caron was an actress and dancer who rose to fame in the 1950s in such acclaimed musicals as "An American in Paris" (1951) and ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1931 in France

Filmography

Actor (63)

Chris & Don: A Love Story 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Suzanne de Persand (Actor)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

Madame Audel (Actor)

Le Mystere Babilee 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Private Screenings: Leslie Caron 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oscar Levant: Brillant Shadow 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Musicals Great Musicals 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

Elizabeth Prideaux (Actor)

Courage Mountain 1990 (Movie)

Jane Hillary (Actor)

Guerriers et captives 1989 (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

Cary Grant: The Leading Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

International TV 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

Dangerous Moves 1984 (Movie)

Henia (Actor)

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Unerreichbare 1981 (Movie)

Klaudia (Actor)

Imperativ 1981 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Contract 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goldengirl 1979 (Movie)

Dr Sammy Lee (Actor)

Tous Vedettes 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Alla Nazimova (Actor)

The Man Who Loved Women 1976 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Serail 1975 (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

Chandler 1970 (Movie)

Katherine Creighton (Actor)

Madron 1969 (Movie)

Sister Mary (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Francoise Labe (Actor)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

Michele O'Brien (Actor)

A Very Special Favor 1965 (Movie)

Lauren Boullard (Actor)

An Hour With Robert Goulet 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Father Goose 1964 (Movie)

Catherine Freneau (Actor)

The L-Shaped Room 1963 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Fanny 1961 (Movie)

Fanny (Actor)

Guns of Darkness 1961 (Movie)

Claire Jordan (Actor)

Austerlitz 1960 (Movie)

Mademoiselle De Vaudey (Actor)

The Subterraneans 1960 (Movie)

Mardou Fox (Actor)

Gigi 1958 (Movie)

Gigi (Actor)

The Doctor's Dilemma 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Jennifer Dubedat (Actor)

The Man Who Understood Women 1958 (Movie)

Ann Garantier (Actor)

Daddy Long Legs 1955 (Movie)

Julie Andre (Actor)

The Glass Slipper 1955 (Movie)

Ella (Actor)

Lili 1953 (Movie)

Lili Daurier (Actor)

The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

Mademoiselle (Actor)

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

Lise Bouvier (Actor)

Glory Alley (Movie)

Angela Evans (Actor)

Let It Be Me (TV Show)

Actor

Normandy: The Great Crusade (TV Show)

Voice

Passion's Way (TV Show)

Actor

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

The Durrells (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man with a Cloak (Movie)

Madeline Minot (Actor)
Producer (1)

The Caretaker 1964 (Movie)

funding (Producer)

Biography

An unconventional beauty who specialized in waif-like roles in her early career, Leslie Caron was an actress and dancer who rose to fame in the 1950s in such acclaimed musicals as "An American in Paris" (1951) and "Gigi" (1958). Caron also projected considerable warmth and charm in straight dramas, which led to a successful career outside of musicals, including Oscar-nominated turns in "Gaby" (1958) and "The L-Shaped Room" (1963). Her Hollywood star faded somewhat in the late 1960s and 1970s, though she was active in European productions, where she was well utilized as elegant older women. Caron was still active in the 1990s and early 2000s, enjoying substantive roles in several well-regarded films, including "Damage" (1993), "Chocolat" (2000) and one of the final Merchant-Ivory productions, "Le Divorce" (2003). Her effortless class and grace, both onscreen and off, especially in the face of a high-profile divorce case in 1965, were at the center of her enduring popularity.

Relationships

Claude Caron

Father

Jennifer Hall

Daughter
father, Peter Hall

Christopher Hall

Son
father,Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Husband
married in 1956 divorced in 1965

George Hormel

Husband
married in 1951 divorced in 1954

Michael Laughlin

Husband
married in 1969 divorced in 1980

Paul Magwood

Husband
divorced

Margaret Petit

Mother

Robert Wolders

Companion
former husband of Merle Oberon together from 1994 separated in 1995

EDUCATION

Paris Conservatoire

Paris 1944 - 1945

Milestones

2009

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2006

Made a rare appearance in front of American cameras to guest-star on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU"

2003

Appeared in James Ivory's "Le Divorce" opposite Naomi Watts and Thierry Lhermitte

2000

Co-starred with Judi Dench and Ian Holm in the HBO original "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells"

2000

Reunited with Dench and Binoche in "Chocolat"

1997

Cast as Sela Ward's mother-in-law in "Passion's Way" (CBS)

1995

Acted in Peter Chelsom's "Funny Bones"; stellar cast included Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis and Oliver Reed

1992

Appeared in Louis Malle's "Damage", playing the mother of Juliette Binoche's character

1985

Starred in national tour of "On Your Toes"

1984

Appeared in CBS's star-studded miniseries of Sydney Sheldon's "Master of the Game"

1977

Portrayed flamboyant screen star Alla Nazimova in Ken Russell's "Valentino"

1974

Had major role in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"

1964

Starred opposite Cary Grant in "Father Goose"

1963

Earned second Oscar nomination for dramatic turn in "The L-Shaped Room"

1959

French language film debut in Abel Gance's "Austerlitz"

1958

Last musical, "Gigi" (singing voice was dubbed)

1958

Made her London stage debut playing the title role of "Gigi"

1955

Last dance musical, "Daddy Long Legs", opposite Fred Astaire

1954

Appeared as Ella in "The Glass Slipper", a retelling of Cinderella

1953

Played signature role of "Lili"; earned Oscar nomination

1951

Film acting debut in "An American in Paris"

Was a professional ballet dancer from mid-1940s

Bonus Trivia

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Leslie Caron runs a restaurant called Le Lucarne aux Chouettes, or the Owl's Nest, in Villeneuve sur Yonne in the Burgundy region of France. The restaurant sits in an idyllic village setting overlooking the River Yonne and is part of a guest hotel she also owns.

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