Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jeanne Moreau!


Actress Jeanne Moreau is 85 today. Her iconic roles in French New Wave movies have defined a style and a generation. Critic Ginette Vincindeau has described this as, "beautiful, but in a kind of natural way; sexy, but intellectual at the same time, a kind of cerebral sexuality, — this was the hallmark of the nouvelle vague woman.". Not a bad role model.

For fun, have a look at these photos-- Jeanne Moreau with Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, and some gorgeous perfume bottles.





7 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Look at those huge bottles of perfume! Chanel and Weil, I think. The Chanel is killing me because I feel like I should be able to tell which one it is. ~~nozknoz

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  2. After a little googling, I'm wondering if the Chanel is No. 5 Huile pour le Bain. ~~nozknoz

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  3. I loved her performance in Jules et Jim.

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    1. So did I. And in Les Amants and in L'Ascenceur pour l'échafaud and La Mariée était en Noir and....

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  4. The shots of JM as a platnum blond-what movie are those from?

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    1. The platinum blonde shots are from La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels in English) a film about a gambling addict. Yes, there is no one like Moreau; I have seen probably every film she has made, bar one or two that I cannot find. This one is readily available for viewing.

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  5. Looking at a young Jeanne Moreau you get the feeling that she knew "everything" right from the start. Such a great actress!

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