Brussels, July 31st, 2017 (SIGNIS). The French actress, famous for her many films, her beauty and her deep voice, died today, at the age of 89.
Actress, comedian, singer and director, Jeanne Moreau has been one of French cinema's biggest stars of the last 60 years. With more than 130 films, she has won many awards, including an honorary Oscar in 1998 for lifetime achievement.
SIGNIS, and OCIC, awarded three films in which she played: The 400 Blows, by Truffaut in 1959 in Cannes, Dialogue with the Carmelites by Philippe Agostini Bruckberger and Raymond Leopold in 1960 and A Lady in Paris, by Ilmar Raag in 2012 in Locarno.
The actress inspired many directors, who offered her important roles, such as Orson Welles in " The Immortal Story ", Luis Bunuel in " Diary of a Chambermaid ", Michelangelo Antonioni in "La notte" or Joseph Losey in "Eva". In 1992, Jeanne Moreau, she won the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea by Laurent Heynemann.
Winner of the 1960 Female Interpretation Award in Cannes for Peter Brook's "Moderato Cantabile", she is the only actress to have twice chaired the jury of the Festival.