Simone Signoret
Actress
Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret was a French cinema actress often hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the first French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top. In her lifetime she also received a César, three BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival recognition and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
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Why marriage is worth the effort - Telegraph.co.uk
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... but understanding what will ultimately make us happiest. The actress Simone Signoret expressed it beautifully, I think: “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
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Hacedor de estrellas - El Tribuno.com.ar
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Por su programa desfilaron Sophia Loren, Alain Delon, Geraldine Chaplin, Marcello Mastroianni, Simone Signoret, Sean Connery. Produjo episodios de la miniserie “La calesita”, de Hugo del Carril. Se vio su testimonio en el documental “La película de
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20 Questions: June Millington - PopMatters
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Stevie Wonder, Nadia Boulanger, Quincy Jones, Simone Signoret, Artemisia Gentileschi, Carole Kay and the Bandit Queen of India—all people who made life a work of art no matter what the obstacles. 9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your
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'Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman' - New York Times
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Simone Signoret. The glories of a good martini and the ecstasies of pot. She talked about Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice, the book that has meant more to her than any other book. She talked about her daughter, Vanessa's, talent as a filmmaker
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The She Decade - Vanity Fair
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Luckily, she was soon taken up by Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, who ran a kind of salon for artists in their apartment on the Île de la Cité. By the end of her second week in Paris, she was followed everywhere by photographers and reporters,
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Invisible Ink: No 89 - Boileau and Narcejac - The Independent
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The story of a wife and mistress who set out to murder the headmaster who torments them was turned into a brilliant film with Simone Signoret, directed by Henri-Georges Cluzot. Hitchcock enlisted the duo to adapt Vertigo for the screen
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Hélène Rochas, Perfume Muse and Entrepreneur Passed Away (1927-2011 ... - Mimi Froufrou
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The role went to Simone Signoret instead... She was the muse for the fragrance Femme de Rochas which was designed as a wedding gift for Hélène in 1944 while resting on an authorial composition by Edmond Roudnitska. The scent started off as a
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Guest Post: Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, or Malice in Wonderland by Jennifer Frost - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
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“She had two weapons,” actress Simone Signoret once observed, “words that wound or the silence that kills.” Yet, Hopper's power vis-à-vis Hollywood stars was always limited by her dependence on the industry. While she provided the motion picture
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Le couturier se met a nu - Sud Ouest
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De Jacques Villeret - avec qui il faisait la tournée des bars du quartier -, à Philippe Noiret, en passant par Simone Signoret, il demandait à chaque « star » de coucher ses impressions sur son livre d'or. Celui-ci est désormais en bonne place dans sa
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Le Geek Show: six gars en 8 bits - Cyberpresse
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La nostalgie n'est plus ce qu'elle était, nous disait Simone Signoret en son temps. Nous aurons l'occasion de voir comment elle se décline de nos jours en se rendant ce soir et vendredi au Studio Hydro-Québec. Six humoristes de la relève présentent le
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Michael Cacoyannis - Telegraph.co.uk
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In Zorba the Greek, he coaxed an excellent performance from Lila Kedrova in a part originally intended for Simone Signoret. After Zorba, however, his film career flagged. With the exceptions of Attila '74, a documentary about his native Cyprus,
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Jenn Harris' Hyshterical Clarishe Shtarling - Gay City News
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Widdoes was later in Lumet's “The Sea Gull,” with its definitive performances by James Mason and Vanessa Redgrave, and remembered Simone Signoret needing a wine break every half hour. Knight was at her most winning when I praised her Tennessee Williams
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New Yorkshire-based TV drama left in limbo by row over rights - Yorkshire Evening Post
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The BBC Four programme is the first screen take on Room At The Top since the 1959 movie starring Laurence Harvey and Simone Signoret as troubled lovers Joe Lampton and Alice Aisgill. Matthew McNulty (Control) and Maxine Peake (Red Riding) fill the
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What's All The Hulu-baloo About? This Week In Criterion's Hulu Channel - CriterionCast.com (blog)
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Another Simone Signoret film that Criterion picked up? Room At the Top (1959), directed by Jack Clayton, is another example at why she was one of the top actresses of her time and sadly doesn't get as much attention as she deserves
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Plus de succès pour L'Armée des ombres de Jean-Pierre Melville - Toutelatele.com
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Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret et Paul Meurisse étaient à l'affiche de France 3 ce jeudi 7 juillet. Après l'échec total de L'Étoffe des champions la veille, la chaîne publique a tenté de relever la tête avec un classique du cinéma français : L'Armée des
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A un «clic» de distancia - levante.emv.com
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La Colombe d´or de Prevert, Montand y Simone Signoret. Deambular por espacios deshabitados de aquellos últimos mitos y acercarse a la Fundación Maeght en donde las piezas de Chillida dialogan con las de Miró y Calder en sus jardines
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«A 83 anni torno a fare la regista» - il Giornale
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"Elia Kazan e Simone Signoret hanno segnato la mia carriera" «Il pubblico di Spoleto non ha apprezzato il fatto che, nel mio spettacolo, non ci fossero i sovratitoli in italiano e ha espresso clamorosamente la sua disapprovazione
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What's All The Hulu-baloo About? This Week In Criterion's Hulu Channel - CriterionCast.com (blog)
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And this one is an exceptional one, with the beautiful Simone Signoret (who tends to always amaze in every performance) as Marie who falls in love with a reformed criminal, Manda (Serge Reggiani). The only problem is that it incited a rivalry in the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Simone Signoret
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1985
    Age 63
    She also wrote a novel, Adieu Volodya, published in 1985, the year of her death.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 47
    Earning another Oscar nomination for her work on what would be Vivien Leigh's final film—Columbia Pictures' Ship of Fools, also starring Lee Marvin—Signoret appeared in a few other Hollywood films before returning to France in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details In 1962, Signoret translated Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes into French for a production in Paris that ran for six months at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt. She played the Regina role as well. Hellman was displeased with the production, although the translation was approved by scholars selected by Hellman. Signoret's one attempt at Shakespeare, performing Lady Macbeth opposite Alec Guinness at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1966 proved to be ill-advised, with some harsh critics; one referred to her English as "impossibly Gallic". In her later years, Signoret was often criticized for gaining weight and letting her looks go, but she was never concerned with glamour, ignored the insults and continued giving finely etched performances. She won more acclaim for her portrayal of a weary madam in Madame Rosa (1977) and as an unmarried sister who unknowingly falls in love with her paralyzed brother via anonymous correspondence in (1980).
  • 1965
    Age 43
    She was offered films in Hollywood, but turned them down, continuing to work in France and England—notably opposite Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial (1962)—until 1965.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 36
    In 1958, Signoret acted in the English independent film, Room at the Top (1959), which won her numerous awards including the Best Female Performance Prize at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She was the only French cinema actress to receive an Oscar until Juliette Binoche in 1997 (Supporting Actress) and Marion Cotillard in 2008 (Best Actress), and the first woman to win the award appearing in a foreign film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 29
    Her second marriage was to the Italian-born French actor Yves Montand in 1951, a union which lasted until her death.
    More Details Hide Details Signoret died of pancreatic cancer in Autheuil-Authouillet, France, aged 64. She was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Yves Montand was later buried next to her Emmy Awards
  • 1942
    Age 20
    In 1942, she began appearing in bit parts and was able to earn enough money to support her mother and two brothers as her father, who was a French patriot, had fled the country in 1940 to join General De Gaulle in England.
    More Details Hide Details She took her mother's maiden name for the screen to help hide her Jewish roots. Signoret's sensual features and earthy nature led to type-casting and she was often seen in roles as a prostitute. She won considerable attention in La Ronde (1950), a film which was banned briefly in New York as immoral. She won further acclaim, including an acting award from the British Film Academy, for her portrayal of another prostitute in Jacques Becker's Casque d'or (1951). She appeared in many notable films in France during the 1950s, including Thérèse Raquin (1953), directed by Marcel Carné, Les Diaboliques (1954), and The Crucible (Les Sorcières de Salem; 1956), based on Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on March 25, 1921.
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