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Simone Simon - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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April 22, 1910 - February 22, 2005 - French actress.
She was born in the French city of Bethune, province of Pas-de-Calais. Her father, French, was an engineer, and her mother, originally from Italy, was a housewife. Her childhood was spent in Marseille, and in 1931 she moved to Paris, where she first worked as a singer, then as a model and designer.
In the same year, she made her film debut in the film "Unknown Singer", and in a short time Simon became one of the most promising actresses in France. In 1934, after the release of the film "Ladies Lake", she was noticed by the famous American producer Darryl F. Zanuck and invited to Hollywood. Despite the large advertising campaign that Zanuck arranged for the actress in 1936, her Hollywood career did not work out, and for two years of work there her roles in the films "Seventh Heaven" and "Women in Love" became the most successful, in which her screen colleague was the first Oscar winner Janet Gaynor. In 1938, not satisfied with her career in the United States, Simone Simone returned to her homeland, where in the same year she appeared in Jean Renoir's painting "The Man-Beast" .
With the outbreak of World War II, Simone again left France in favor of the United States, where in subsequent years she achieved greater success than during her first trip. Most memorable were her roles in horror and fantasy films such as The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), Cat People (1942) and The Curse of Cat People (1944). After a decade, Simone returned to France, but there her acting career began to gradually fade. Over the following years, she starred in less than ten films, including "Carousel" (1950), "Olivia" (1951) and "Delight" (1952), and in 1973 she performed her last film role in the film "The Woman in Blue".
The actress has never been married, although she had several novels. In 1931-1933 she had an affair with the director Marc Allegre, during the Second World War she had an affair with the Serbian double agent Dusko Popov, and in the 1950s her lover was the married French banker Alec Weisweiller. She also had an affair with the famous American composer George Gershwin.
Simone Simone passed away in Paris on February 22, 2005 at the age of 94. A few days after her death, the Minister of Culture of France, Renaud Donedier de Vabre, issued a statement, which said: "... with the departure of Simone Simon, we lost one of the most seductive and brightest stars of French cinema of the first half of the 20th century."