Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret

Highest Rated: 100% Room at the Top (1959)

Lowest Rated: 57% Games (1967)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1921

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

An iconic figure in the history of 20th century French cinema, Simone Signoret was an Oscar-winning actress whose sensuous and sensitive performances in such films as "Casque d'Or" (1952), "Les Diaboliques" (1955), "Room at the Top" (1957) and "Ship of Fools" (1965) drew critical acclaim for nearly four decades. She began in bit parts during the 1940s, eventually working her way up to supporting turns as tragic seductresses in "Dédée d'Anvers" (1948), among others. By the 1950s, she was showing exceptional depth in a wide variety of arthouse classics, including "Diaboliques," an enduring chiller that solidified her screen persona as a complex, even dangerous woman. In 1957, she became the first foreign actress to win an Academy Award for her turn as an unhappy wife in "Room at the Top," but surprised many by favoring continental productions over Hollywood. The decision was a shrewd one, as it gave her some of her best features, including "Army of Shadows" (1969), "Le Chat" (1971) and "Madame Rosa" (1977). A childhood spent under the shadow of Nazi Germany made her a dedicated supporter of human rights throughout her life, which culminated in the 1985 documentary "Terrorists in Retirement," about Eastern European Jews who fought in the French Resistance. It would be her final grand accomplishment before her death that year from cancer. Critics and audiences around the world mourned the passing of an actress whose bravery, honesty and commitment to cinema remained of the highest order.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Etoile du Nord Mme Louise Baron (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 100% I Sent a Letter to My Love Louise Martin (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adolescent Mamie (Character) - 1979
86% 93% Madame Rosa Madame Rosa (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 85% The Case Against Ferro Thérèse Ganay (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Day for the Queen Jeanne (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burned Barns Rose (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 75% The Widow Couderc Veuve Couderc Tati (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 96% Le Chat Clémence Bouin (Character) - 1971
100% 85% The Confession Lise (Character) - 1970
97% 94% Army in the Shadows Mathilde (Character) $24.6K 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Gull Arkadina (Character) - 1968
57% 47% Games Lisa Schindler (Character) - 1967
71% 72% Is Paris Burning? Cafe Owner (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 64% The Deadly Affair Elsa Fennan (Character) - 1966
72% 78% Ship of Fools La Condesa (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 75% The Sleeping Car Murders Eliane Darrès (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day and the Hour Therese Dutheil (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 82% Term of Trial Anna (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 100% Love a la Carte Adua Giovannetti (Character) - 1960
100% 82% Room at the Top Alice Aisgill (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witches of Salem Elisabeth Proctor (Character) - 1957
92% 58% Diamond Hunters Djin (Character) - 1956
96% 93% Diabolique Nicole Horner (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 81% The Adultress Thérèse Raquin (Character) - 1953
100% 84% Golden Marie Marie "Casque d'Or" (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 83% Time Running Out Denise Vernon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Days Leave Yvonne (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Riding School Dora (Character) - 1950
100% 83% La Ronde Leocadie, the Prostitute (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Against the Wind Michele Dennis (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dedee Unknown (Character) - 1947

QUOTES FROM Simone Signoret CHARACTERS

Nicole Horner says: "Some things you can't swallow, and I'm not talking about the fish."

Nicole Horner says: Some things you can't swallow, and I'm not talking about the fish.