Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

Highest Rated: 100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Lowest Rated: 36% Le Divorce (2003)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1931

Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

The sort of performer for whom the term "gaminlike" was coined, Leslie Caron was prepared for a performing career by her American mother, a former dancer. Training from childhood at the Paris Conservatoire, Caron was 16 when she was selected to dance with the Ballet de Champs Elysses. After three years with this prestigious troupe, she was discovered by Gene Kelly, who cast her as the ingénue in his 1951 film An American in Paris. This led to a long-term MGM contract and a string of films in which Caron's dancing and singing skills were showcased to the utmost: Lili (1953), The Glass Slipper (1954), Gaby (1956), and Gigi (1958). During this period, she was loaned out to co-star with Fred Astaire in 20th Century-Fox's Daddy Long Legs (1955), and was seen on the Paris stage in Jean Renoir's Ornet. As musicals slowly went out of fashion, Caron sought to alter her screen image, successfully doing so with her portrayal of a pregnant, unmarried woman awaiting an abortion in The L-Shaped Room (1962), a performance that won her the British Film Academy award (she had previously been nominated for a BFA, and an Oscar, for Lili). Her later film assignments included Father Goose (1965), in which she received an image-shattering slap in the face from Cary Grant; Ken Russell's Valentino (1977), in the role of silent-screen legend Alla Nazimova; and Louis Malle's Damage (1992). The first of Caron's three husbands was George Hormel, of the famous American meat-packing family. Her second marriage was to British director Peter Hall, and husband number three was producer Michael Laughlin, whom she wed in 1969. Though not quite as starry-eyed and apple-cheeked as she was in An American in Paris, Caron has retained her beauty and vivacity into her sixties. Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon Leslie Caron was the title of Jury President at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival.Caron would continue to appear on screen over the coming years, appearing in films like Chocolat and Le Divorce.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Il padre di famiglia Actor 2014
No Score Yet Valentino Actor 2011
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: 1920s - The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical Actor 2008
94% Chris & Don Actor $0.2M 2007
36% Le Divorce Suzanne de Persand $9M 2003
No Score Yet From Russia To Hollywood Actor 2002
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express Nina Alvarado 2001
62% Chocolat Madame Audel 2000
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Director Actor 2000
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Actor 1999
No Score Yet Passion's Way Regine de Chantelle 1999
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' Mme. de Saint Marne 1996
No Score Yet Let It Be Me Marguerite 1995
61% Funny Bones Kaite Parker 1995
100% That's Entertainment! III Actor 1994
78% Damage Elizabeth Prideaux 1992
No Score Yet Courage Mountain Miss Hillary 1989
80% La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves) Henia Liebskind 1984
No Score Yet Master of the Game Actor 1984
No Score Yet Unapproachable Klaudia 1982
No Score Yet Kontrakt (The Contract) Actor 1980
No Score Yet Golden Girl Actor 1979
No Score Yet Crazed Actor 1978
82% The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui Aimait les Femmes) Vera 1977
44% Valentino Nazimova 1977
No Score Yet Surreal Estate (Sérail) Celeste 1976
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager Actor 1975
No Score Yet QB VII Actor 1974
No Score Yet Carola Carola 1973
No Score Yet Chandler Katherine Creighton 1971
No Score Yet Madron Sister Mary 1970
71% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) Francoise Labe 1966
No Score Yet A Very Special Favor Dr. Lauren Boullard 1965
79% Father Goose Catherine Freneau 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Michele O'Brien 1964
67% The L-Shaped Room Jane Fosset 1963
No Score Yet The Head of the Family Paola 1963
No Score Yet Fanny Fanny 1961
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Mardou Fox 1960
No Score Yet The Battle of Austerlitz Mlle de Vaudey 1960
No Score Yet The Man Who Understood Women Ann Garantier 1959
79% Gigi Gigi 1958
No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs Julie Andre 1955
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Ella 1955
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves Mademoiselle 1953
100% Lili Lili Daurier 1953
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak Madeline Minot 1952
No Score Yet Glory Alley Angela Evans 1952
95% An American in Paris Lise Bouvier 1951
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The Feature Actor


No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Guest Appearing 2016
98% The Durrells in Corfu
Countess Mavrodaki 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lorraine Delmas 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2002
No Score Yet Great Performances
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
Nathalie Vareille


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