Simone  Signoret

Simone Signoret

Female 1921 - 1985  (64 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Simone Signoret 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 25 Mar 1921  Wiesbaden, Hessen, D Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Sep 1985  Auteuil-Anthouillet, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373602  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 

    Father NN Kaminker 
    Mother NN Signoret 
    Family ID F148241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Yves Allégret,   b. 3 Oct 1907, Asnières, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1987, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1948 
    Divorced 1949 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Yves Montand,   b. 13 Oct 1921, Monsummano Alto, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1951 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Signoret had a long film apprenticeship during World War II, mostly as an extra and occasionally getting to speak a single line. She was working without an official permit during the Nazi occupation of France, because her father, who had fled to England, was Jewish. Working almost all the time, Signoret made enough as an extra to support her mother and three younger brothers. Her breakthrough to international stardom came at the age of 38 with the British film, Room at the Top (1959). There Alice Aisgill, an unhappily married woman who hopes she has found true love, had real warmth in all of her scenes, not just those in bed. She was the same woman as Dedee, a prostitute who finds true love in "Dedee d'Anvers", a film directed by Signoret's first husband, Yves Allegret, a decade earlier. Hollywood beckoned throughout the 1950s, but both Signoret and her second husband, Yves Montand, were refused visas to enter the United States. They were too politically active on the left for the McCarthy era. They got visas in 1960 so Montand as a singer could perform in New York and San Francisco. They were in Los Angeles in March 1960 when Signoret received the Oscar for best actress and stayed on so Montand could play opposite Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love (1960). The Signoret film that is shown most often on TV and that got a threatrical re-release in 1995, four decades after it was made is the French thriller, "Diabolique". The chilly character Signoret plays is proof of her acting ability. More typical of her personna is the countess in Ship of Fools (1965), a film which also starred Vivien Leigh -- more than doubling its chances of being in a video store or library film collection.


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