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Jean Simmons



A luminous beauty, Jean Simmons was a star in her native Britain and in the U.S. who first appeared onscreen at age 14 in Give Us the Moon (1944), but did not become a true star until she played Estella in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946). In 1948, she was handpicked by Laurence Olivier to play the doomed Ophelia in his classic version of Hamlet and won a Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for her efforts. Simmons traveled to Hollywood in 1950 after marrying Stewart Granger. Their marriage lasted a decade and Simmons then became Mrs. Richard Brooks in 1960, the year he starred her in Elmer Gantry. During the '50s and '60s, Simmons had an extremely busy film career appearing in everything from costume epics to romances to musicals to straight dramas. Simmons received an Oscar nomination in 1969 for The Happy Ending. By the mid-'70s, Simmons started working less frequently and divided her time between features and television work. In the late '80s, she had a burst of character roles, but thereafter, her forays into acting became increasingly sporadic. She died at age 80 in January 2010.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Thru the Moebius Strip
  • Shepway
2010
25% Shadows in the Sun
  • Hannah
2009
No Score Yet Death of Two Sons
  • Actor
2006
44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Council Member No. 2
2001
No Score Yet On Cukor
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair
  • Katherine Stratten
1999
No Score Yet Daisies in December
  • Katherine Palmer
1995
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Em
1995
No Score Yet Who Wrote the Bible?
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet People Like Us
  • Peach
1990
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Dawning
  • Aunt Mary
1988
No Score Yet A Friendship in Vienna
  • Narrator
1988
No Score Yet Going Undercover
  • Maxine de la Hunt
1988
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind
  • Lucy Brady
1988
No Score Yet Undercover
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love
  • Laura Kilgallen
1987
No Score Yet A Moment in Time
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet A Small Killing
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead)
  • Dominique Ballard
1979
No Score Yet The Dain Curse
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Mr. Sycamore
  • Estelle Benbow
1975
No Score Yet Say Hello to Yesterday
  • Woman
1971
20% The Happy Ending
  • Mary Wilson
1969
No Score Yet Heidi
  • Fräulein Rottenmeier
1968
No Score Yet Violence à Jericho
  • Molly Lang
1967
100% Divorce American Style
  • Nancy Downes
1967
No Score Yet Mister Buddwing
  • The Blonde
1966
No Score Yet All the Way Home
  • Mary Follet
1963
96% Spartacus
  • Varinia
1960
96% Elmer Gantry
  • Sister Sharon Falconer/Katy Jones
1960
100% The Grass Is Greener
  • Hattie Durant
1960
No Score Yet This Earth Is Mine
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Home Before Dark
  • Charlotte Bronn
1958
100% The Big Country
  • Julie Maragon
1958
60% Until They Sail
  • Barbara Leslie Forbes
1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night
  • Anne Leeds
1957
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Fog
  • Lily Watkins
1955
90% Guys and Dolls
  • Sarah Brown
1955
No Score Yet Desiree
  • Desiree Clary
1954
No Score Yet The Egyptian
  • Merit
1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • in film clip from THE ROBE
1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • Korby Lane
1954
No Score Yet A Bullet Is Waiting
  • Cally Canham
1954
No Score Yet The Actress
  • Ruth Gordon Jones
1953
33% The Robe
  • Diana
1953
No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger
  • Carolyn Parker
1953
No Score Yet Young Bess
  • Young Bess (Queen Elizabeth I)
1953
40% Androcles and the Lion
  • Lavinia
1953
80% Angel Face
  • Diane Tremayne Jessup
1952
No Score Yet So Long at the Fair
  • Vicky Barton
1951
No Score Yet Uncle Silas
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet The Clouded Yellow
  • Sophie Malraux
1951
No Score Yet Trio
  • Evie Bishop [Sanatorium]
1950
No Score Yet The Blue Lagoon
  • Emmeline Foster
1949
No Score Yet Adam and Evelyne (Adam and Evalyn)
  • Evelyne Wallace
1949
91% Hamlet
  • Ophelia
1948
No Score Yet Hungry Hill
  • Jane Brodrick
1947
100% Black Narcissus
  • Kanchi
1947
100% Great Expectations
  • Young Estella
1947
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Harpist
1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars
  • Singer
1945
No Score Yet Mr. Emmanuel
  • Bit Part
1944
No Score Yet Meet Sexton Blake
  • Eva Watkins
1944
No Score Yet Olivier's Shakespeare
  • Actor
1944

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Adm. Nora Satie
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator

Quotes from Jean Simmons' Characters