Monday, September 4, 2017

Jeanne Moreau / A life in pictures

Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau: a life in pictures

French actor Jeanne Moreau has died at the age of 89. Best known for her role in François Truffaut’s New Wave classic Jules et Jim, she worked with many of the leading art house directors of the time including Louis Malle, Roger Vadim, Michelangelo Antonioni and Luis Buñuel

Jeanne Moreau was born on 23 January 1928 in Paris, where this shot of her was taken in the 1940s

Julietta, 1953
Moreau with Jean Marais in one of her early film roles

Touchez Pas au Grisbi, 1954
Moreau, centre, with Dora Doll and Jean Gabin, starred as a dancer in this French-Italian crime drama
Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

Gas-Oil, 1955
Moreau in Gilles Grangier’s drama, translated as Hi-Jack Highway
Photograph: Cinetext/Allstar Collection/Intermondia Films

Lift to the Scaffold, 1958
Miles Davis (pictured with Moreau) provided the score for Louis Malle’s crime thriller, one of the early signature works of the French New Wave
Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Les Amants, 1958
Moreau won best actress at the Venice film festival for her performance in Louis Malle’s controversial drama The Lovers
Photograph: The Criterion Collection/Allstar

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, 1959
Annette Stroyberg (left) and Moreau on the set of Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Stroyberg’s husband, the film director Roger Vadim
Photograph: Life Picture Collection/Getty Images

Jeanne Moreau at the Cannes film festival in May 1958
Photograph: Sipa

Five Branded Women, 1960
Vera Miles, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carla Gravina, Silvana Mangano and Jeanne Moreau starred in a story of Yugoslav women fighting the Nazis
Photograph: Gjon Mili/Life Picture Collection/Getty Images

Seven Days… Seven Nights (Moderato Cantabile), 1960
Moreau won best actress at Cannes for her performance alongside Jean-Paul Belmondo
Photograph: Royal Films/Allstar

La Notte, 1960
Marcello Mastroianni with Moreau in the Italian drama written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

Jules et Jim, 1962
Moreau with Oskar Werner and Henri Serre in François Truffaut’s romantic drama. Moreau was nominated for the best foreign actress Bafta for her role in the movie
Photograph: Snap Stills/Rex Features

Eva, 1962
Moreau played the title role in Joseph Losey’s drama, set in Venice
Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

Le Journal d’une Femme de Chambre, 1964
Moreau with Georges Géret in Luis Buñuel’s satirical drama Diary of a Chambermaid
Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

The Train, 1964
Moreau with Burt Lancaster (right) in John Frankenheimer’s second world war film
Photograph: Universal/Allstar

Moreau wearing chiffon for a 1965 Vogue shoot
Photograph: Bert Stern

Viva Maria!, 1965
Moreau won the Bafta for best foreign actress for her performance alongside Brigitte Bardot (left) in Louis Malle’s comedy

Chimes at Midnight, 1965
Pictured with co-star and director Orson Welles
Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

Mademoiselle, 1966
Moreau, pictured with Ettore Manni, played a villainous teacher in Tony Richardson’s drama

La Mariée Était en Noir, 1968
Moreau starred in the thriller The Bride Wore Black – one of her many collaborations with François Truffaut

Fashion statement
Moreau with her great friend Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent (right) in 1970

Les Valseuses, 1974
Moreau with Gérard Depardieu in Bertrand Blier’s Going Places

Lumière, 1976
Moreau’s directorial debut
Querelle, 1982
Moreau starred in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s drama, his final film before his death

Le Paltoquet, 1986
Moreau, here with Michel Piccoli, won the César award for best supporting actress

La Vieille Qui Marchait dans la Mer, 1991
Moreau, pictured with Michel Serrault, won the César award for best actress for her performance in The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea

Until the End of the World, 1991
Pictured with Max von Sydow in Wim Wenders’ sci-fi drama

Le Temps Qui Reste, 2005
Moreau played Laura in François Ozon’s drama

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