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Simone Simon

Simone Simon (born April 23, 1910 in Béthune, France) is a French film actress.

Simon began her film career in France in 1931 and quickly established herself as one of the country's most successful film actresses. After seeing her in the 1934 film Lac Aux Dames (USA title: Ladies Lake), Darryl F. Zanuck brought her to Hollywood in 1936 with a widespread publicity campaign, but her films for 20th Century Fox were only moderately successful, and Simon returned, dissatisfied, to France. There she appeared in the film La Bete Humaine (The Human Beast) in 1938.

With the outbreak of World War II she returned to Hollywood and RKO Studios where she achieved her greatest successes in English language cinema with The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), and the horror film Cat People. These films did not lead to greater success and she languished in mediocre films until the end of the war.

She returned to France to act, and appeared in La Ronde (1950). Her film roles were few after this and she made her final film appearance in 1973.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Simone Simon Facts

Birth Name Simone Thérèse Fernande Simone
BirthdayApril 23, 1910
BirthplaceBéthune, France
Date of deathFebruary 22, 2005 (Paris, France, age 94)
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Simone Simon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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