Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg

Highest Rated: 97% Breathless (1959)

Lowest Rated: 27% Saint Joan (1957)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1938

Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, USA

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. After the silly but popular British comedy "The Mouse That Roared" (1959), Seberg was cast in Jean-Luc Godard's landmark New Wave feature "A Bout de souffle/Breathless" (1959), which brought her renewed international attention. As an American in Paris, selling papers on the streets and romancing wanted criminal Jean-Paul Belmondo, she gave a careless, modern and very hip performance. Seberg hopped back and forth from America to Europe, making a total of 30 films. In Mervyn LeRoy's "Moment to Moment" (1966), she was a professor's bored wife who drifts into an affair with murderous results. Seberg was another cheating wife in Irvin Kershner's "A Fine Madness" (also 1966) and played a woman sold to a hard-drinking prospector (Lee Marvin) in Joshua Logan's musical "Paint Your Wagon" (1969). Seberg was the passenger relations expert in the all-star blockbuster "Airport" (1970) and a woman going mad in Northern Africa in "Ondata di Calore/Dead of Summer" (1970). Her last feature was "Die Wildente/The Wild Duck" (1976), a German-language version of the Henrik Ibsen play. Seberg made her only US TV appearance in the ABC movie "Mousey" (1974), which co-starred Kirk Douglas and silent film veteran Bessie Love.

Highest rated movies

The Mouse That Roared
Bonjour Tristesse
A Fine Madness
Paint Your Wagon
Saint Joan




No Score Yet No Score Yet Les hautes solitudes Self - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey Laura Anderson/Richardson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 83% French Conspiracy Edith Lemoine (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Questa specie d'amore Giovanna (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corruption of Chris Miller Ruth Miller (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Horses of Summer Lea Kingsburg (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill! Emily Hamilton (Character) - 1971
73% 54% Airport Tanya Livingston (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macho Callahan Alexandra Mountford (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pendulum Adele Matthews (Character) - 1969
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Elizabeth (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 31% Who's Got the Black Box Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Estouffade aux Caraïbes Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moment to Moment Kay Stanton (Character) - 1966
33% 33% A Fine Madness Lydia West (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds Are Brittle Bettina Ralton (Character) - 1965
86% 65% Lilith Lilith Arthur (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backfire Olga Celan (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the French Style Christina James (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Demarcation Line Mary (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Love Ann (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Play Kate (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Day Lover Claire (Character) - 1961
90% 73% The Mouse That Roared Helen Kokintz (Character) - 1959
97% 90% Breathless Patricia Franchini (Character) $404.2K 1959
86% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Cecile (Character) - 1958
27% 52% Saint Joan St.Joan of Arc (Character) - 1957


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