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Leslie Caron

Highest Rated:   100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Lowest Rated:   37% Le Divorce (2003)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
37% Le Divorce
  • Suzanne de Persand
$9.0M 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
63% 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
80% Damage
  • Elizabeth Prideaux
1992
No Score Yet Courage Mountain
  • Miss Hillary
1989
83% 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
90% The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui Aimait les Femmes)
  • Vera
1977
50% Valentino
  • Nazimova
1977
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
80% 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
No Score Yet 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
77% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2016
100% The Durrells in Corfu
2016
  • Countess Mavrodaki
  • 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lorraine Delmas
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2002
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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